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Tom Jones 'ached' for future wife from afar while struck down with TB aged just 12

Tom Jones, 81, was diagnosed with tuberculosis when he was 12 and spent two years indoors while other school children were able to play outside including his future wife Linda Trenchard.The Sex Bomb hitmaker admitted he felt “heartache” as he could see his late spouse going up the hills with other pals and playing without him.Tom suffered from tuberculosis from 1952 to 1954, just after he had fallen in “love” with classmate Linda.However, due to his ill-health, the singer was forced to remain away from his childhood sweetheart, which made him feel an ache in his chest.Opening up on how he knew Linda was the one, Tom said: “For two years from 52 to 54 I was bedridden.

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