Julie Goodyear health update: Coronation Street icon has dementia says husband in emotional statement

Julie Goodyear

Julie Goodyear played Bet Lynch in Coronation Street

Paige Creaney

By Paige Creaney

Published: 07/06/2023

- 12:30

Updated: 07/06/2023

- 12:31

Scott Brand said his wife could get confused when tired

Coronation Street actor Julie Goodyear has revelled she is living with dementia.

In a statement released this morning, her husband Scott Brand said: "My darling wife and I have had to come to terms with this heart-breaking diagnosis.

"Unfortunately, Julie has been suffering forgetfulness for some time and we have been seeking medical advice and assistance.

"But we now know that there is no hope of a reversal in the situation – and that her condition will get progressively, and perhaps speedily, worse.

"We have taken the decision to publicly announce the diagnosis as Julie still loves visiting friends and eating out.

"Inevitably she is recognised, and fans love to meet her - and she them - but she can get confused particularly if she is tired. I hope people will understand."

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