Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson opens up about ‘awful’ anxiety battle and tells fans he’s in therapy

CORONATION Street star Simon Gregson has spoken about his “awful” struggle with anxiety.

The 44-year-old actor, who plays Steve McDonald in the soap, explained he has been treating the condition with therapy and medication.

Actor Simon opened up about his battle with anxiety

He was speaking after watching Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain’s revealing documentary Anxiety and Me – about her own mental health struggles – in May.

Referring to the channel Corrie is on, Simon tweeted: “Anxiety and me, BBC1. Apologies ITV. This is real and awful to live with.

“Please watch and understand it’s a hidden, awful emotion that effects far more than you’d think. BUT treatable and manageable with the right help.”

He added: “Tablets work different for different people, mine worked with therapy. However you need to find the right one for you.”

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Simon as Steve with Tim Metcalfe in Corrie this week[/caption]

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The long-running character with Tracy Barlow in 2018[/caption]

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Simon with wife Emma and sons Alfie and Harry[/caption]

He called anxiety a ‘hidden awful emotion’
Simon said he had ‘tablets’ and therapy

The star later added: “Life is complicated, enjoy, embrace and love each other.”

Simon has previously spoken about battling depression and was signed off work in 2015 for an undisclosed illness.

The actor first appeared in Coronation Street in 1989 as a child and graduated to the main cast as Street Cars co-owner Steve.

Since 2010, he has been married to partner Emma and they have three sons together.


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