Coronation Street star Tracie Bennett worries fans as she posts picture of herself in floods of tears

FORMER Coronation Street star Tracie Bennett has left fans worried after she posted a picture of herself in floods of tears on Twitter today.

The 59-year-old actress famously appeared on the Cobbles from 1982-1984 and then 1999 playing Sharon Gaskell.

And now the Tony-nominated stage star had her social media followers worried about her welfare when she shared a selfie of her crying with no caption.

In light of her concerning tweet, fans and famous friends commented in their droves to share messages of support.

Former Corrie star Sherrie Hewson penned: "Sending big hugs and love xxxx" alongside several purple heart emojis.

Another of her former Coronation Street co-star's Rachel Leskovac, who played hairdresser Natasha Blakeman, wrote: "Sending you a big virtual hug Tracie – remember what fun we had on Billy Liar".

While Jim McDonald actor Charlie Lawson simply commented: "Jaysus, holy f**k".

After many followers pleas asking if she was "OK", Tracie finally responded and explained she was having an "emotional cleanse" after "never ending overwhelming bad news".

The TV star thanked everyone for their messages of love and support as she reassured worried friends and fans.

She penned three hours later: "I’m ok everyone. There’s been never ending overwhelming bad news all around me for a while.

"Had to have an emotional cleanse today, to reset. Better out than in. Meanwhile, Thanks so very much for all your kindness" (sic).

The Tony-nominated stage and screen actress made her debut in 1981.

The actress first appeared on the Cobbles from 1982-1984 playing Sharon Gaskell.

She eventually returning to the role in 1999 and her last appearing episode was in November of the same year.

Her character famously jilted Ian Bentley on her wedding day after finding out he had been having an affair. However, the pair did eventually get married.

As of 2019, Rita Fairclough (played by Barbara Knox) is not in contact with Sharon and is not sure of her whereabouts.

Following her appearance on Corrie, the Lancashire actress made a name for herself on the big screen starring in Shirley Valentine in 1989.

She then conquered the world of television through her roles in Casualty and Doctors among many others.

The TV star also won two Olivier awards for Best Supporting Role in a Musical for her part in both She Loves Me and Hairspray.

Tracie has also received numerous nominations for her theatrical performances in productions such as High Society, End of the Rainbow, Mrs Henderson Presents and Follies.

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