The actor Daniel Brocklebank, who plays Billy Mayhew on Coronation Street, recently learned that his partner Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
Daniel Brocklebank, who plays Billy Mayhew on Coronation Street, just learned that his boyfriend Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) has been diagnosed with motor neurone illness as part of a major plot.
It’s a really sensitive topic for me. It’s always important to approach a tale with honesty and integrity because my grandpa passed away from motor neurone disease, but in this case, it feels much more important to me.
Before beginning the plot, Daniel said he spoke to his family to seek their OK to share their unique experience.
Additionally, he is eager to spread awareness of the issue.
Because MND is such a brutal illness, he said, “anything we can do to help people who are living with MND or people who are related to people with MND, and hopefully maybe raise some money and make some steps towards finding a cure,”
Although this is a very sombre, heartbreaking plot, Daniel assured fans that Billy and Paul will eventually have some humorous moments.
It won’t be all bad news, though! Finding that balance is crucial, in my opinion, with any plot like this one.
With regard to Paul’s illness, we don’t just concentrate on the fact that he’s passing away; we also pay attention to the fact that he’s still alive. Living with MND is him.
For a long time, Paul kept his diagnosis to himself, and he intended to continue doing so until after his sister Gemma’s wedding.
Billy, who was present in court for Paul’s hearing, overheard the judge announce the diagnosis, which put a stop to his scheme.
Billy was devastated that Paul had withheld it from him but vowed to stick by him no matter what.