Coleen Nolan’s son Shane has said it was “heartbreaking” to watch his mum crying on This Morning.
Loose Women panellist Coleen, 53, broke down in tears during an interview on Tuesday as she discussed the trolling she’s been subjected to following her TV clash with Kim Woodburn last week.
As a result, a “very upset” Coleen has pulled out of Thursday’s Loose Women and cancelled interviews to spend time with her family instead.
Taking to Twitter, son Shane said: “Just watched my mum’s interview on This Morning. Absolutely heartbreaking. Twice I’ve seen her like this this week.”
Shane went on to big up Coleen’s recently-announced solo tour, vowing: “The strongest, kindest women I know. This tour will prove that, and show how much you’re loved.
“I’m so proud of you mum.”
Many of Coleen’s fans responded to Shane’s message, telling him to send Coleen their love.
During the interview with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Coleen broke down as she addressed her TV clash with Kim, 76, on Loose Women last week.
The two women were reunited by producers to try to bury the hatchet following a falling out on Celebrity Big Brother last year but it didn’t work, with Kim storming off set in tears after they both failed to resolve their differences.
Some viewers branded Coleen a “bully”, an allegation the singer vehemently denied.
Reflecting on the argument with Kim, Coleen said: “If I could go back in time, I would change the whole thing because it was never meant to be like that.
“I don’t like to see anybody in that much distress, like [Kim] was at the end. It’s been the worst week of my life actually.”
The presenter said she’s received “revolting” messages, adding: “I’ve never called [Kim] names and she’s called me every name under the sun.
“I can deal with that, but to be called a bully and to have messages saying, ‘why can’t you die like your sister’ and ‘why can’t you get cancer like your sister’,” referring to her sister Bernie’s tragic passing in 2013.
She added: “There’s a campaign to get me fired. They talk about me being a bully and they send me these revolting messages to the point where I cancelled everything last week and I said to my kids, ‘I don’t want to do [the job] anymore.’
“I would never wish harm on Kim, I don’t hate Kim. We’ll never be friends and that’s fine but I would never set out to bully her. It’s just been a really hard week.”
Coleen has now cancelled her scheduled appearance on Loose Women on Thursday and pulled out of planned radio interviews.
Her rep said: “Just to let everyone know – Coleen won’t be on @loosewomen on Thursday she’s decided to go home & spend time with her family instead.
“She didn’t expect to cry on @thismorning and she’s still very upset about everything that’s happened & thanks you for your kind messages & support.”
Following the incident last week, Kim released a statement saying she felt “incredibly sad” and “disappointed” over how the interview panned out, claiming she had been told Coleen wanted to bury the hatchet and would speak first on air, and when that didn’t happen she felt blindsided.
A rep for Coleen said the TV reunion was the producers’ idea, not Coleen’s, as she has no control over guests.
A spokesperson for Loose Women said: “Kim agreed to come onto the panel today at the invitation of the producers on the understanding it was for a reconciliation with Coleen.
“Kim becoming upset was never the intention and the panel did endeavour to comfort her. She was offered counselling after the show, which she declined.”
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