Meghan Markle's father Thomas 'furious' with Sharon Osbourne after she brands him 'alcoholic'

Meghan Markle's father Thomas is said to be "livid" Sharon Osbourne said he was an alcoholic on national television.

The retired lighting director hasn't spoken to his daughter for over two months now and has been making public pleas for her to answer his calls because he's concerned that she's "unhappy."

However, although some people are starting to feel sorry for Thomas Markle, Sharon urged him to "clean up his act" and stop humiliating the former Suits star on her US chat show The Talk this week.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's shocked about these claims. It's totally untrue and he's been through enough with his recent health issues without people making these sorts of allegations. He's livid. Utterly furious. Sharon Osbourne doesn't know him at all. How dare she say these things."

Sharon raised eyebrows a few days ago when she claimed on national television that it's "obvious" Thomas has a drinking problem and encouraged him to get sober and then try to reconnect with her.

She said: "It is so obvious that you have a bad drinking problem.

"And it's obvious that over the last few years, you haven't been close with your daughter. Get yourself clean and sober and then come back. Just be happy for your daughter. Let her live her life.

"She is so dignified you should try to give a little bit of that dignity for her."

Thomas was meant to walk Meghan, 36, down the aisle when she married Harry, 33, at Windsor Castle two months ago but he was forced to pull out at the last minute in order to have heart surgery.

A few days prior to that, he came under fire after he staged paparazzi photos that saw him getting measured for a suit for the big day - and he's convinced the royals have "frozen him out" ever since.

He said: "It's sad that it's got to this point. I'm sorry it's come to this. Yes, some of it is my fault. But I've already made it clear that I'm paying for this for the rest of my life."

Sharon Osbourne and Meghan Markle.

Most watched: America's Got Talent judges scream in terror as trapeze goes horribly wrong

This story was first published on Thursday July 20.

A husband and wife team competing on talent show competition America's Got Talent left the judges screaming in horror after a trapeze stunt went horribly wrong.

Trapeze team Mary and Tyce were performing death-defying stunts surrounded by fire when the incident occurred during the final act.

Tyce, who is legally blind in one eye, was blindfolded before attempting the final trick in their routine, hanging upside down as his wife Mary dropped from above.

After catching his wife by the ankles, however, Tyce begins loses his grip - sending Mary plummeting head-first into the ground as the judges scream in terror.

The camera then cuts to the couple's distressed two-year-old son, who was being held by Mary's mother.

Mary later stands up, signalling that she was unharmed, before the couple asks the judges if they could attempt the stunt one more time - and were promptly refused.

"This is not America's Got Perfection, it's America's Got Talent, nobody can do this," guest Judge Ken Jeong said.

Judge Simon Cowell agreed, telling Mary, "You nearly broke your neck."

The couple were brought to tears after making it through to the next round of the competition.


Watch: US rap superstar Kendrick Lamar poses for pics with lucky fans after Auckland gym workout

US rap superstar Kendrick Lamar was spotted posing for pictures with some lucky fans after emerging from a workout in an Auckland gym today.

Lamar stepped out of Les Mills on Victoria Street in Auckland's CBD this afternoon with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans.

The King Kunta hit-maker was working out after an energetic show at Auckland's Spark Arena last night.

A venue he is playing again tonight as part of his New Zealand leg of The Damn tour that also travelled to Dunedin.

Lamar is currently at the height of his powers, his latest album DAMN having won the Grammy Award for Best Album and the Pulitzer Prize for Music this year.

His final New Zealand show takes place at Auckland's Spark Arena tonight with limited tickets available.

Lamar stepped out of a Les Mills with a large entourage and was gracious enough to stop for fans. Source: 1 NEWS