Coronation Street star Jack James Ryan opens up about struggle with mental health, reveals he’s battled ‘biggest lows’

CORONATION Street’s Jack James Ryan has opened up about his mental health struggle.

The actor, 26, took to his social media to share his struggles with his fans, as he admitted this year had given him his “biggest lows”.

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The actor took to his social media account to let fans know they are not alone if they are also struggling[/caption]

Jack James paid tribute to his family and friends and said that without them he didn’t know how he “would have passed 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 had a tough few years after being diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was just 19 years old.

He recalled how he was at home with his mother and sister Rebecca, who also stars in Corrie, when he made the discovery.

He said, “My sister had a friend around. I yelled ‘Rebecca! Rebecca!’ She ran upstairs and I told her her friend had to go.

“She asked him to leave and she came back up with my mum and I told them what I had found.

“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I thought there was a possibility that I might not survive. I’m so glad things went well and I’m grateful to be here.

But luckily Jack found the lump early and a few weeks later underwent surgery to remove his left testicle and have a prosthetic replacement.

He added to the Mirror: “I was very lucky. The doctors thought I had literally found the lump within a week of it growing.

“That’s why I didn’t need much treatment afterwards. From finding the lump to being on the operating table only took two weeks. They moved so fast.

He underwent chemotherapy to make sure the cancer didn’t spread, and just four months later, Jack was back in acting school.

The star, who plays Jacob in Corrie, has listed the ITV soap as one of the highlights of 2022.

He told fans: “I am continually overwhelmed by the love and support you have shown for the character and for me.

“It was great to see people supporting Jacob’s journey.”

Jack James’ character Jacob is currently in a relationship with Amy Barlow, played by Elle Mulvaney.

The actors expressed their hopes of Amy Barlow and Jacob Hay becoming the next Jack and Vera in an exclusive interview with The Sun.

Coronation Street star Jack James Ryan opens up about the struggle with mental health and reveals he's battled the "biggest trough"
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Jack James had a tough few years after being diagnosed with testicular cancer aged 19[/caption]

Coronation Street star Jack James Ryan opens up about the struggle with mental health and reveals he's battled the "biggest trough"
The actor plays Jacob in Coronation Street

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Coronation Street star Jack James Ryan opens up about struggle with mental health, reveals he’s battled ‘biggest lows’ – Reuters