Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Denise: My Panic Attack Nightmare

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Denise: My Panic Attack Nightmare

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FORMER Coronation Street star Denise Welch has been flooded with support after speaking out about suffering a distressing panic attack on stage.

The actress was appearing in a matinee performance of the touring musical Calendar Girls when she felt an attack coming on at the weekend.

Denise continued with her performance and was back for the evening show after fighting back against the anxiety, performing a 'mantra.' .

"It was my first panic attack on stage in years," she said, explaining that the attack was probably brought on because she was suffering from a virus.

Denise, who played Natalie Barnes in Corrie, has been in the Gary Barlow and Tim Firth musical for eight months, but she found she had to 'really concentrate rather than being in the moment and letting words happen'. …

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