CORONATION Street’s Jack James Ryan has opened up on his mental health struggle.
The actor, 26, took to his social media to share his struggles with fans as he admitted this year has given him his “biggest lows”.
Jack James has shared his mental health struggles with fansCredit: Getty
The actor took to his social media account to let fans not they’re not alone if they’re struggling tooCredit: Instagram
Jack James paid tribute to his family and friends and said without them he said he didn’t know how he “would’ve gotten through this year”.
“I know a lot of people have struggled mentally this year and I just want to say you’re not alone,” he said.
He’s had a tough few years after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just 19.
He recalled how he was home with his mum and sister Rebecca, who also stars in Corrie, when he made the discovery.
He said: “My sister had a friend round. I screamed ‘Rebecca! Rebecca!’ She ran upstairs and I told her that her friend had to go.
“She asked her to leave and she came back upstairs with my mum and I told them what I’d found.
“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I did think there was a possibility I might not make it. I’m just so glad that things turned out well and I’m grateful that I’m here.”
But luckily Jack found the lump early and within weeks he underwent an operation remove his left testicle and have a prosthetic replacement.
He added to the Mirror: “I was really lucky. The doctors thought I’d literally found the lump within the week that it grew.
“That was why I didn’t need a lot of treatment afterwards. From finding the lump to being on the operating table took just two weeks. They moved so quickly.”
He underwent chemotherapy to ensure that cancer didn’t spread and, just four months later, Jack was back at acting school.
The star, who plays the role of Jacob in Corrie, listed the ITV soap as one of the highlights of 2022.
He told fans: “I’m continually overwhelmed by the love and support you guys have shown for the character and for me.
“It’s been mega to see people get behind Jacob’s journey.”
Jack James’ character Jacob is currently in a relationship with Amy Barlow, who is played by Elle Mulvaney.
The actors expressed their hopes for Amy Barlow and Jacob Hay to become the next Jack and Vera in an exclusive interview with The Sun.
Jack James had had a tough few years after being diagn0sed with testicular cancer aged 19Credit: Getty
The actor plays Jacob in Coronation Street
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