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The tough news for Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice's family keeps coming, as Teresa's father has reportedly been hospitalized recently with serious health issues.

According to Star magazine, Teresa and Joe Gorga's dad, Giacinto Gorga, was hospitalized on February 16 following complications from lung disease. This apparently is not the first time he has been hospitalized.

"Teresa was right there by his side," says a source. "She’s very close to her father, and it was devastating to see him lying in a hospital bed — she’s already so stressed, and this just broke her heart. She’s going through an extremely difficult time."

As you may know, Teresa and husband Joe Giudice are heading to court soon to face federal fraud charges. And apparently, her court case has been affecting her dad. 

"The strain of Teresa’s legal struggles has taken a toll her dad," adds the insider. "Knowing that the trial is fast approaching is tough for him to absorb. It’s hard to see his little girl in such a serious situation."

This is very tough to hear, and we're wishing Teresa and Joe Gorga's dad a speedy recovery. Melissa Gorga recently experienced the loss of a loved one, as her aunt succumbed to cancer earlier this month.

Share your happy thoughts for Giacinto's recovery in the comments section!

Source: The Star via Radar Online