Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston has spoken out to raise awareness of disability hate crime, after she was wrongly accused of faking her need for a wheelchair.
The actress was left shaken on Tuesday evening (November 10) after learning that a man had paid an angry visit to her home after spotting her walking a few steps.
Houston wasn’t home at the time of the incident, but her partner Toby was forced to deal with some outrageous threats as the man vowed to contact newspapers and report her as a “benefits cheat”.
Best known for her role as Izzy Armstrong on Corrie, Houston has used a wheelchair since being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at the age of 23.
EDS is a rare connective tissue disorder which affects the joints and causes severe pain. While Houston is able to stand and walk a few steps, she requires her wheelchair to aid her…
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