Heartbreaking! Newly Married Groom Dies On Honeymoon From Lung Cancer…Despite Having No Idea He Was Sick

A young groom died four days into his honeymoon from lung cancer despite having no idea he had the disease and mistaking the symptoms for food poisoning. Newlyweds Aimee, 33, and Alan Simms, 31, were on their dream getaway on the African island of Cape Verde when disaster struck.Heartbreaking! Newly Married Groom Dies On Honeymoon From Lung Cancer...Despite Having No Idea He Was Sick 1Devastated Aimee said: “In the space of 12 hours he had gone from being fine and dandy to having died. He didn’t have any signs [of lung cancer]. He didn’t have any coughing or breathing problems. Nothing at all. It was horrible. I’d been married eight days. That’s what I remember saying to everyone. How can this be happening?” It was love at first sight for the couple from West Yorkshire England, who met at JD’s nightclub in Morley in 2011. “I just knew straight away,” said Aimee. “He was like a big teddy bear. He was just a big softy.” After Alan proposed on holiday in Lanzarote, Spain, they tied the knot in Morley on May 19 before heading off on their honeymoon on May 23. Their first two days were spent relaxing and exploring the island.Heartbreaking! Newly Married Groom Dies On Honeymoon From Lung Cancer...Despite Having No Idea He Was Sick 2On the third day they enjoyed a lazy morning before Aimee went to the pool and Alan rang his mum to tell her about the “fantastic” time he was having. But just a few hours later, he told Aimee he felt so tired he needed to sleep before dinner. At dinner, Aimee said he was very quiet – unlike his usual self – and just wanted to go straight to sleep afterwards. But at midnight, he woke up being violently sick and with stomach pains, leading Aimee to call an emergency nurse at 4am. The nurse thought it was food poisoning and gave him anti-sickness drugs and pain relief before telling him to go to the clinic at 8am for further tests. Alan was very weak by the time he got to the clinic and doctors battled to monitor his vital signs. Aimee said: “I was just stood next to him, talking to him. He was really quiet. I was trying to reassure him, saying, ‘It’s OK, you’ve got a bad belly’. I was just rubbing his forehead, there was nothing else I could do.”Heartbreaking! Newly Married Groom Dies On Honeymoon From Lung Cancer...Despite Having No Idea He Was Sick 3As Alan continued to deteriorate, doctors moved Aimee further away before suddenly asking her to leave the room as they began CPR. Aimee recalled: “And they asked me to go in a room. That’s when I knew he was dead. They said they had done everything they could. I just didn’t understand why we had gone in with diarrhoea and sickness and he’s died. I was just shaking.” Aimee was forced to fly home without her dead husband, who was brought home two days later. “Leaving him behind got to me,” she said. “At take off, I was just crying my eyes out. It was horrible. We had gone on our honeymoon and I was coming home by myself. Both short and long-term plans. We were going to sort the garden out, we wanted kids, we had a holiday booked for September. It’s the looking forward. What do I do now? We planned stuff together. He was my best mate. We did everything together. I just feel numb. I think I’ve cried so much, I’m running out of tears.” She said she takes some comfort from the fact that Alan didn’t know what was happening or that he had cancer. Despite living with a benign tumour in his brain – diagnosed when he was 19 – Alan had been fit and healthy, and worked as a gardener in the area. But the postmortem revealed cancerous cells had also been found in his liver. Aimee said that all his friends are still reeling over the shock of his death. “He was just so happy and friendly. He would do anything for anyone. You couldn’t miss him – with his height and his booming voice. He will leave a big hole.”Heartbreaking! Newly Married Groom Dies On Honeymoon From Lung Cancer...Despite Having No Idea He Was Sick 4Photo Credit: Getty


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