‘Coronation Street’ actor Jack James Ryan has opened up about his battle with testicular cancer.
Jack, 24 - who recently made a comeback to the cobbles as Jacob Hay - showed support to his former co-star Victoria Ekanoye, who played Angie Appleton in the ITV soap, after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
Jack offered his sympathy having been diagnosed with cancer back in 2017, and he went on to make a full recovery from the disease.
Victoria responded to a fan podcast tweet praising 'Corrie' bosses for bringing Jack back for another stint on the soap, writing: "Hear hear."
Her tweet caught Jack’s attention, who applauded her bravery for speaking out about her cancer battle.
He replied: “Thanks so much Victoria, I think you’re class. Been so inspired by you opening up about your cancer journey and I’m sending you all the love and positive vibes. Had my own run in with it a few years back. You’ve got this. Big love! (sic)"
Victoria responded: “Thanks JJ. I won’t lie, it’s one hell of a slog, but my family and friends, all the messages of support…feels like I have my own little army. I had no idea you battled the big C…what a warrior. And now you’re smashing it on our beloved @itvcorrie Much love and respect x (sic)"
Jack previously spoke about his experience in 2020.
He said: “My brother and mum started crying and I was just kind of in the middle as if time had stopped. It was weird, really weird, as though time had stopped. And then I always had this feeling that, 'This isn’t going to be the thing that kills me,' I don’t know why I was so confident.
“I also suffered and probably still do, my self esteem was quite low. I went through surgery, so many things began playing on my mind.”