Hugh Sheridan is riding a wave of personal and professional success — but he’s also dealing with a private pain.
The celebrated actor and singer, who is planning to star in a new one-man show, got engaged in March to his partner, TikTok star Kurt Roberts.
But amid the joy has been the concern over the deteriorating health of his father, Denis Sheridan, in Adelaide.
“He’s gone into palliative care with cancer,” Sheridan said.
“It’s been hard for all of us. We were planning to get married on New Year’s Eve, but I want Dad to be there, so we’re not sure.”
Sheridan returned to Sydney on Tuesday after a visit to see his father in Adelaide.
The cabaret star said learning of his dad’s terminal illness prompted him to savour the moment and propose to Roberts, who he met at a party in Sydney last November.
He got down on one knee during his Hughman show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Sheridan also has two new television productions to air, with Five Bedrooms returning for Ten on Paramount+ and Back to the Rafters on Amazon Prime.