Sherrie Hewson - Crossroads

Former Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Crossroads actress Sherrie Hewson has spoken about a recent cancer scare.

The actress who is due to reprise her role as Crossroads’ Virginia Raven for a one off charity DVD special of the soap broke down on today’s Loose Women after revealing she discovered a lump just before entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.

‘I had a lump a few years ago, but…only a few weeks ago, which I’ve never told anybody, I found another one. It was me who found it, I didn’t tell anybody, I went to hospital…but I was going into the Big Brother house and I didn’t want to say anything because obviously I’m working and I have to earn, I’m the only bread winner in the family. And stupidly, and please don’t ever do this, anybody, don’t not tell somebody. I went in, frightened, and came out, I went back to hospital, fortunately it was only a cyst.’  – Sherrie Hewson

Today’s Loose Women was marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Britain’s biggest Survivors’ Party, celebrating all of those people who have survived breast cancer.

‘All I’m saying is, my fear was A) I didn’t want to know, and B) I didn’t want to tell anybody. And I think, really, if you look at everybody in a street, they would tell you that was one of the biggest problems, is terror, is not being able to look, touch, feel, and go ‘It could be me, well actually I’ll put my head in the sand and I’ll pretend it’s not me’…and I think that’s what happened to me. It was the most stupid thing I have ever done in my life. So if anybody’s listening, please don’t do what I did.’ – Sherrie Hewson

ITV’s Loose Women, weekdays, 12.30pm on ITV, UTV and STV

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