Corrie's Beverley Callard reveals depression struggle

Thursday March 11, 2010

Actress Beverley Callard has revealed she has been receiving treatment after suffering a nervous breakdown and bouts of depression.

The star, who plays Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on Coronation Street, was missing from the soap for five months last year.

Her absence was written into the plot as her character jetted to Spain to stay with her son Andy.

Bev's disappearance from Weatherfield was due to a "serious breakdown" for which she received treatment in the Priory Clinic, a soap spokeswoman said.

The 52-year-old is now "well on the road to recovery".

"Being able to recover out of the media spotlight has hugely helped me and meant that I could return to work last year whilst still receiving treatment as an outpatient," the actress says.

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