Sherrie Hewson became emotional over not being able to see her terminally ill brother amid the coronavirus crisis.
Sherri, 69, said her brother Brett has a brain tumour and has been taken out of hospital because his bed was needed by someone else.
What did she say?
Appearing via a video link, Sherrie said: “I have a brother who has a brain tumour in Wales and I can’t see him.
“He was in hospital and he needed to be taken out of hospital because they needed a bed so he’s conscious.
I have a brother who has a brain tumour in Wales and I can’t see him.
“They’re really caring for him. Anyway, I can’t see him, so I send him silly videos every day.”
Sherrie hopes the pandemic will serve to shine a light on the value of the National Health Service (NHS).
The actress – who previously starred as Maureen Webster on Coronation Street – said: “I pray and hope that [this helps us] recognise our NHS – it’s absolutely what we need.”
Sherrie is currently living alone apart from her family.
However, she’s recently started a chat show called Wonderbirds in order to stay in touch with her friends and family.
She shared: “We talk every day, which keeps me sane. I can’t see my daughter and grandchildren, they’re my life and I can’t hug them, I can’t kiss them.
“So we talk to each other every day and we put it on Facebook.
“Now we’ve gone onto YouTube with Wonderbirds and it means quite a lot to people because they can talk to us.”
Despite this, Sherrie is still finding the current lockdown to be emotionally stressful.
She said: “I’m hurting a lot, every day, and I cry a lot.”
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