Lorraine Kelly hits out as she defends Joe Tracini after 'vile' backlash 'Shame ...

LORRAINE KELLY has stepped in and angrily defended actor Joe Tracini, after he was trolled on Twitter for speaking out about suicide and mental health.

PUBLISHED: 12:46, Fri, Nov 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:46, Fri, Nov 27, 2020

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Joe Tracini, 32, the son of comedian Joe Pasquale, opened up about attempting suicide and his mental health issues in a bid to raise awareness for others who may be suffering. Today, he hit back at a troll who accused him of potentially giving young people “the idea” to do it. The actor shared the tweet on his page today, writing: “Tweets like this don’t help, and worse, could work and shut people like me up.

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“But talking about suicide is the only thing that stops suicide, and I can only ever save one life. Mine.

“So I’ll keep talking about it. Please don’t be this guy.”

Joe was swiftly supported by many of his 205,000 followers, including Lorraine Kelly, 60.

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Sharing the tweet on her page, she wrote: “I’m so sorry you are getting these sorts of vile messages from utter a*******s @joetracini - shame on them.

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Lorraine Kelly stepped in to defend actor Joe Tracini after he became a target of trollingLorraine Kelly stepped in to defend actor Joe Tracini after he became a victim of trolling (Image: ITV)

Lorraine Kelly hit out about the 'vile' message Joe Tracini has received on TwitterLorraine Kelly hit out about the 'vile' message Joe Tracini has received on Twitter (Image: TWITTER•LORRAINE•JOETRACINI)

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