Coronation Street and Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon shares arthritis diagnosis

Coronation Street and Emmerdale star Hayley Tamaddon has shared her arthritis diagnosis.

The soap star took to social media to reveal she had been rushed to hospital with "horrendous" pain before she received the news.

According to the NHS, arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages – causing pain and inflammation in a joint.

Posting to her Instagram Stories, the actor wrote: "Today. Woke up. Thought my head was gonna explode. Puked up twice. Took Jasper to nursery. Got ready for a photo shoot. Got there and realised I really should see a doctor. Ended up in hospital. On a drop for medication. It didn't work. Head and neck pain still horrendous. Had a scan. Got told I have arthritis."

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She continued: "Came home. Picked Jasper up. Made tea. Put him to bed. Took some tablets. Had a cry. Going back to the hospital tomorrow. Life of a single working mum."

The severity of Hayley's arthritis is not known, but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid are the two most common types in the UK.

Hayley played Delilah Dingle in Emmerdale from 2005 to 2007, before joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2013 as Steve McDonald's college classmate Andrea Beckett.

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In 2010, she won the fifth series of Dancing On Ice with professional partner Daniel Whiston, returning in 2014 for the All Stars version, which saw many former contestants hit the ice once more.

Her latest hospital trip comes almost two years after the actor was diagnosed with meningitis.

In September 2022, she shared a picture from her hospital bed on Instagram, and wrote: "Last weekend did not go as planned…and I ended up in hospital with meningitis. I got poorly very quickly. The light hurt my eyes and my head felt like it might explode. My neck was stiff and my body ached."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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