Denise Welch has alerted police after being urged to kill herself by Twitter ‘trolls’.
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The actress – who went topless on Celebrity Big Brother recently – tearfully announced her split from husband Tim Healy on Monday’s edition of Loose Women and has since had her Twitter page flooded with “vile” messages.
A Twitter user named Ally Money, wrote: “Hope Denise slits her wrists, disgusting w***e,” before calling her “a drunk s**g”.
One called Caven 5 said: “Denise Welch blubbing on TV over her marriage, well she is an actress after all, she put on a good show,” and Kathleen Cleaver tweeted: “People telling her to keep her chin up she’s in the wrong she as had affairs… open your eyes people she is a trollop.”
Denise, 53 – who chose to reveal that her 24-year-marriage ended ‘some time ago’ after being accused of having an affair – says police have traced those responsible for the abuse – known as trolling.
She told the Daily Mirror: “It’s a shame that just a few horrible and evil faceless tweeters write such vile things. I’m made of stern stuff so I will be fine.”
The former Coronation Street star now plans to take a short break before heading back to the theatre to star in a production of Steel Magnolias.
A Loose Women source said: “Denise has seemed tired and emotional all week so it is best for her to spend time with her family and have a break from it all. She has a big year ahead career-wise.”