Kym Marsh gets 'heartbreaking' call from mum: 'What's the point of me being ...

KYM MARSH - who played Michelle Connor in Coronation Street - has spoken out on the latest lockdown restrictions, which have left the older generation feeling "down and depressed".

PUBLISHED: 16:12, Wed, Sep 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:28, Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Kym Marsh, 44,  has revealed that her mum Pauline Marsh has struggled in recent months, as she has battled illness and struggled to book a doctors appointment due to coronavirus restrictions. The actress explained her mum had been diagnosed with shingles, a viral infection that causes rashes to form, and as a result had crippling backache.

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Everything has really affected them

Kym Marsh

Kym said: “My parents have been more ill during this pandemic than ever before. 

"They’re usually active and in high spirits and everything has really affected them. 

"My mum had shingles, which was diagnosed over the phone, and is now struggling to get a doctor’s appointment for horrendous back pain.

“The other day she cried to me and asked me, ‘What’s the point of being here?’

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kym marsh coronation streetKym Marsh, 44, revealed that her mum Pauline Marsh has struggled (Image: GETTY/INSTAGRAM)

kym marsh Coronation Street family mum lockdown call elderly twitter news latest updateThe actress explained her mum had been diagnosed with shingles, a viral infection that causes rashes to form, and as a result had crippling backache (Image: GETTY)

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“It was heartbreaking to hear but I feel that’s how a lot of the older generation feel. They feel forgotten,” she added in her OK! Magazine column.

Recently Kym expressed outrage on Twitter, after a member of staff at a cafe in Morrisons touched her mum’s food with their “bare hands” amid her vulnerable status.

Pauline tweeted: “Went to Morrisons cafe yesterday at Stockton Heath for some lunch.

"As we've done many times, ordered scampi and chips when the young lad brought it to me some of the food fell off the plate onto the tray.

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