CORONATION Street viewers were left in tears this evening as Sinead Tinker was told she has just four months to live.
In heartbreaking scenes Sinead and Daniel’s worse fears were confirmed when the consultant broke the terrible news to them that the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes and liver.
They are left distraught when they’re told that there’s nothing that can be done now and that Sinead only has three or four months to live.
The couple reel in shock and head home where they share the awful news with their family – Ken, Peter, Adam, Carla and Beth.
As the enormity of the situation starts to sink in, Sinead begins to blame herself saying that she wouldn’t be dying if she’d had chemo in the first place.
But Daniel tells her that if she did, they wouldn’t have their baby son, Bertie.
Those watching at home struggled with the scenes and took to Twitter to discuss it.
One person wrote: “Well Corrie is a tear jerker tonight! #coronationstreet.”
A second wrote: “Fantastic, fantastic acting from @KatiexMcGlyn and @Rob_Mallard tonight, you can feel the tense atmosphere of that doctor’s office so intensely, feels like you’re sitting in on the appointment with them, so so heartbreaking #corrie #coronationstreet.”
While a third tweeted: “Omg #coronationstreet is just dreadful tonight. I know it’s only a program but when I think ppl are going through this for real it’s just heartbreaking.”
Sinead was diagnosed with cancer last year just after discovering she was pregnant.
She decided not to have chemotherapy, instead turning to alternative medicines.
But she was left terrified when, after giving birth to Bertie, she was told her cancer had spread.
Sinead went through an intensive course of chemo and looked like she was cancer free following a check up scan just a few months ago.
Actress Katie McGlynn, 26, recently admitted she is struggling to watch the scenes back, saying: “I’ve had so many women come up to me who have gone through it, and they’ve just said they’ve found it very cathartic and they’ve thanked me for doing it on the show, they’ve enjoyed watching it because they’ve gone through it.
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“I’m not in that position so I can’t imagine – I don’t even want to watch what we’ve filmed now. Honestly, I don’t want to watch it.”
When asked on This Morning what it was like reading her final scripts, she said: “I don’t really cry as a person usually but we were doing one of the penultimate scenes, we’ve done a lot of heartbreaking stuff, and this one scene was Sinead’s last dialogue.
“We have a laugh on set because you have to have a balance, but I was sat there and I just started crying. I was like, sorry I can’t read this, it’s really sad.
“It’s just absolutely heartbreaking because Sinead is such a nice person – but it’s always the nice people isn’t it?”
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