FINANCIAL expert Martin Lewis, pictured, has told of the “emotional cost” of the death of his mother, Susan, three days before he turned 12.
Manchester-born Martin broke down on BBC Radio 5 Live last week as he recalled the day his mother died after falling off a horse,
He admitted that it was the first time he had ever spoken about it in details.
He said: “For the first time, I spoke publicly about losing my mother when I was a child.
“Doing the interview was far more costly emotionally than I had expected.
“While it was the first time I’d spoken about it publicly in detail, I can’t actually ever remember it in that depth privately either.
“Even my wonderful wife learned things about it from listening.
“So I found I was still reeling from doing it even a few days later.”
The May 11, 1984, edition of the Jewish Telegraph reported the accident on Page One.
Our report said that the horse had become “frightened” by a vehicle.
It said: “Although she was wearing a riding hat, Mrs Lewis suffered fatal head injuries.
“Her daughter Deborah (14) was following behind on a pony and witnessed the accident.
“Mrs Lewis was rushed to North Staffordshire Hospital and place on a life support machine, before doctors pronounced her dead.”
She was a former youth leader at Jackson’s Row Synagogue, Manchester.