Coronation Street’s Cherylee Houston supported by her co-stars after she’s verbally abused in public

Posted on Jul 14 2018 - 5:27pm by admin

Cherylee Houston says Coronation Street has relieved her painCherylee Houston was verbally abused in the street[Getty]

Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street, took to Twitter to reveal that she was verbally abused by a man in a car while crossing the road. 

Cherylee told her 38 thousand followers: “Was just crossing the road and a car beeped and me and a man shouted ‘S****ic’ at me. Wow.”

Cherylee was diagnosed with Ehlers-Dalos syndrome at the age of 23 and has used a wheelchair ever since. 

Cherylee Houston portrays Izzy Armstrong in Coronation StreetCherylee Houston portrays Izzy Armstrong in Coronation Street [ITV]

The rare condition affects connective tissue and often leaves Cherylee unable to move, although she has insisted that her acting career eases her pain. 

The actress’ Corrie co-stars quickly showered her with their support on Twitter after she revealed the horrifying incident. 

Leanne Battersby actress Jane Danson said: “Aw chez that’s horrible. Hope you’re ok love xx.”

Cherylee Houston revealed she was the target of a vile disability slur in publicCherylee Houston revealed she was the target of a vile disability slur in public [Cherylee Houston/ Twitter]

Kate Ford, who plays Tracey Barlow, said: “Something very wrong with that man darling. How horrible it must be to be him xx.”

Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby, added: “Oh darling this is horrendous. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I hope you’re okay lovely one xxx.”

Sally Ann Matthews wrote: “Jeez, Neanderthals x.”

Coronation Street's Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Tilsley, was scared to leave her home after becoming famousCoronation Street’s Jane Danson was among the co-stars who supported Cherylee[Wenn]

Kate FordKate Ford also comforted her co-star[Wenn]

Cherylee’s fans also inundated her with support, leaving her to reveal that she is “stunned but fine” following the incident. 

Replying to a fan she wrote: “I was trying to find the logic to explain his ridiculousness but I was just open-mouthed. And he was younger than me. Astounding that such hatred exists.”

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