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Corrie's Tracie Bennett reassures fans after posting worrying teary snap: 'I felt helpless!'


Tracie Bennett has reassured fans after posting a snap of herself in tears. 

The Coronation Street actress, 59, took to Twitter after worrying her followers, insisting that she’s ‘fine’ as she explained that she ‘made a mistake’ by posting the photograph.

Tracie – who played Sharon Gaskell in the ITV soap – admitted that she ‘felt helpless & hopeless’ following ‘too many deaths of friends’ while attempting to clear up any confusion.

I'm fine! Tracie Bennett, 59, has reassured fans after posting a snap of herself in tears, insisting that she's 'fine' as she explained that she 'made a mistake' by posting the photograph

I’m fine! Tracie Bennett, 59, has reassured fans after posting a snap of herself in tears, insisting that she’s ‘fine’ as she explained that she ‘made a mistake’ by posting the photograph

On Wednesday afternoon, Tracie tweeted two photographs of herself side-by-side, writing: ‘Where it started… Where it’s going.’ 

The first snap was a childhood throwback, while the second was a recent shot of herself crying.

An hour later, she inexplicably shared the single distraught photograph of herself in an uncaptioned tweet. 

After worrying fans, hours later, the Lancashire-born actress retweeted her initial side-by-side post and added: ‘I’m ok everyone. There’s been never ending overwhelming bad news all around me for a while.

Hopeless: Tracie - who played Sharon Gaskell in the soap (pictured) - admitted that she 'felt helpless & hopeless' following 'too many deaths of friends' while clearing up the confusion

Hopeless: Tracie – who played Sharon Gaskell in the soap (pictured) – admitted that she ‘felt helpless & hopeless’ following ‘too many deaths of friends’ while clearing up the confusion

Mix-up? On Wednesday, Tracie tweeted two photographs of herself side-by-side, but an hour later, she shared the single distraught photograph of herself in an uncaptioned tweet

Mix-up? On Wednesday, Tracie tweeted two photographs of herself side-by-side, but an hour later, she shared the single distraught photograph of herself in an uncaptioned tweet

Reassuring her fans: After worrying fans, hours later, the Lancashire-born actress retweeted her initial side-by-side post and reassured them that she was okay

Reassuring her fans: After worrying fans, hours later, the Lancashire-born actress retweeted her initial side-by-side post and reassured them that she was okay

‘Had to have an emotional cleanse today, to reset. Better out than in. Meanwhile, Thanks so very much for all your kindness.’ 

Another hour later, Tracie returned to Twitter to apologise for causing concern amongst her followers by posting the single distraught photograph.

She replied to the tweet, adding: ‘I have absolutely NO recollection of me putting this single pic up here today. I put the two pics together, up.

No recollection! Another hour later, Tracie returned to Twitter to apologise for causing concern amongst her followers by posting the single distraught photograph

No recollection! Another hour later, Tracie returned to Twitter to apologise for causing concern amongst her followers by posting the single distraught photograph

Clearing up the confusion: Later on in the evening, the soap star once again re-posted the distressing shot and admitted it was a mistake

Clearing up the confusion: Later on in the evening, the soap star once again re-posted the distressing shot and admitted it was a mistake

‘I must have made a mistake. Specsavers. Jeez. So sorry. Didn’t mean to cause this amount of alarm? Just felt helpless & hopeless at not being able to help others.’ 

Later on in the evening, the soap star once again re-posted the distressing shot and wrote: ‘Again, to be very clear, I made a mistake putting this pic up, by itself.

‘It was meant to be part of the other young/old tweet. Specsavers. I just couldn’t see my keyboard properly. Please. It’s all bad enough.’  

The next morning, Tracie updated her Twitter followers, tweeting: ‘New Day. Had a huge cry and good sleep. Too many deaths of friends. So touched by ALL your kind tweets.’ 

Emotional: The next morning, Tracie updated her Twitter followers on how she was doing

Emotional: The next morning, Tracie updated her Twitter followers on how she was doing

Soap star: Tracie first appeared in Coronation Street from 1982-1984 playing the role of Sharon Gaskell (Pictured with Sally Whittaker on set)

Soap star: Tracie first appeared in Coronation Street from 1982-1984 playing the role of Sharon Gaskell (Pictured with Sally Whittaker on set)

Tracie first appeared in Coronation Street from 1982-1984 playing the role of Sharon Gaskell.

She returned to reprise her role in 1999, but later left the Cobbles soon afterwards, with her last appearing episode in November of the same year.

Following her time as a soap star, Tracie was successful on the big screen, starring in Shirley Valentine in 1989 and went on to win two Olivier Awards for her roles in Hairspray and She Loves Me. 

Successful: Following her time as a soap star, Tracie was successful on the big screen, and went on to win two Olivier Awards (Pictured in December 2019)

Successful: Following her time as a soap star, Tracie was successful on the big screen, and went on to win two Olivier Awards (Pictured in December 2019)



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