Catherine Tyldesley 'heartbroken' as she shares health update and pulls out of stage show

Catherine Tyldesley on This Morning
Catherine Tyldesley was forced to miss the opening night of Bonnie and Clyde -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Catherine Tyldesley has been forced to pull out of an appearance in a stage show due to illness.

The Coronation Street star is currently starring as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde as she makes her professional musical theatre debut on its UK tour.

However, the actress revealed she was struck with a migraine and was forced to miss the opening night in Woking as she admitted she needed to rest up, reports the Mirror.

She wrote on Instagram: "Due to visually impaired migraine striking moments before curtain up I am gutted to not be performing tonight. But rest assured the incredible @oonagh111 will be absolutely brilliant as Blanche.

"Heartbroken to not be doing opening night here in Woking but it's never about watching me bump into things/people on stage. Off to rest! Enjoy the show folks."

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley 'heartbroken' as she shares health update and withdraws from show -Credit:Instagram
Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley 'heartbroken' as she shares health update and withdraws from show -Credit:Instagram

Catherine's understudy Oonagh stepped in for the Coronation Street star and reposted the soap actress' update on Instagram, adding: "You gorgeous woman."

Just hours before, she shared a snap in costume as Blanche ready for the Woking audience.

Previously, Catherine revealed she'd been approached about doing musicals before "but I had to be really in love with something for me to leave the children for that amount of time".

After hearing Blanche's big number That's What You Call A Dream, Catherine decided it was the right time to make her musical debut.

She said: "Me and my husband [Tom Pitfield] got one verse in and he looked at me and went 'oh my god, you have to do this show."

Catherine Tyldesley -Credit:Instagram
Catherine Tyldesley -Credit:Instagram

Elsewhere, Catherine thanked her husband for "holding down the fort" while she toured the country to perform in the musical.

She shared an adorable snap holding her young daughter, captioning the post: "Baby Girl met momma at the train station and it was EVERYTHING.

"My family Picked me up in Leeds because Manchester was another hour on the train and another hour apart… clinging on to every single second of these fleeting weekends. My heart is replenished for another week. Another shout out to my beautiful husband for being the most incredible daddy and holding the fort. And to my beautiful son Alfie who is the best big brother in the world. We’ve got this team."

Catherine shares the role of Blanche with Hollyoaks and Holby City's Daisy Wood-Davis at certain venues.

EastEnders actor Danny Hatchard has made his musical theatre debut with the show alongside Heathers and Newsies star, Alex James-Hatton as the pair share the role of Clyde Barrow across the tour.

The tour opened at Leicester Curve in February and the UK & Ireland tour has so far visited Dartford, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Manchester, Cardiff, Southampton, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Woking. It will also play in Nottingham, Southend, Belfast, Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Cheltenham and Dublin.

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