Sherrie Hewson says she 'can't stop crying' after brother's sudden death from brain cancer

SHERRIE Hewson has revealed she 'can't stop crying' after her brother's sudden death from brain cancer.

The former Coronation Street actress was emotional as she admitted she's been struggling to cope with her grief.

Appearing on Tuesday's edition of Steph's Packed Lunch on Channel 4, Sherrie, 70, said: "My brother was the most beautiful man ever. I don’t think I can ever get over it…"

The prolific TV star, who has also had roles in Benidorm and Emmerdale, was on the show to chat to ex-Gladiator turned psychotherapist Diane Youdale.

Sherrie's older brother Brett died last year from an incurable brain tumour.

She explained: "I’m here to see Diane because I think I have to have some help. I think sometimes you have to talk to somebody else and see what they see.

"It is like looking in a mirror isn’t it, because when you look in a mirror you see yourself the wrong way round – you never see your face and that is what I think, you’ve got to have someone who can see you."

While in conversation with Diane, Sherrie reflected: "I’ve been in a very strange place, I just cry and cry and cry. That is not a bad thing, I don’t mind crying, but I can’t keep doing it. I can’t find a handle to hold onto."

And on the feelings of anger she'd been plagued with, she added: "The other thing is that I don’t understand is that I’m not an angry person. I have such an anger inside of me…

"I can often see him; he often walks with me. Sometimes in my living room he’ll be sitting on the other settee.

"I often say, I’m glad no one is here with us or they’ll thing I’m potty!"

This admission led Diane to ask: "Does it give you a lot of comfort that you feel that you are very near to him and using that part of you which sounds like him?"

"Yes it does," replied Sherrie.

"But then the other bit comes in where I go ‘oh God he’s not here’ and then I get frightened."

Brett was diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma – the most common and aggressive brain tumour in adults.

Speaking in 2019, after Brett was diagnosed, Sherrie said: "You never think it’s going to happen to you or your family but it doesn’t matter if you’re famous or not, young or old, brain tumours can affect any one."

Sherrie's chat with Diane, who starred as Gladiator Jet in the 90s, is the first in a series of films on mental health issues affecting celebrity patients.

Sherrie was recently out supporting The Sun's Jabs Army.

She was put to work dishing out hand gel as patients arrived at Bolton’s Tonge Moor Health Centre.

Sherrie said: “I’m here with the amazing Jabs Army to join their ranks and do a bit of volunteering.

"The people here are doing the most amazing job. I’m so grateful."

The former Loose Woman also received her second Oxford/AstraZeneca dose on the day.

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs Monday to Friday at 12.30pm on Channel 4.

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