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‘I put up a wall and locked it away’ - Ireland international Jon Walters on the death of his mother

The Burnley footballer was just 11 years old when his mum died.

IRELAND AND BURNLEY star Jonathan Walters has given a powerful interview about the impact losing his mother had on him when he was just 11 years old.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live’s Tony Livesey — who also lost his mother when he was just 13 — Walters described the tough period in his life after his mum passed away from cancer.

“I put up a wall and I lock it away. I have since the day she passed away,” he said.

Listen to the full interview here.

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