Denise Welch has alerted police after being urged to kill herself by Internet “trolls”.
The Loose Women star tearfully announced her split from husband Tim Healy on Monday’s show and has since had her twitter page flooded with “vile” messages.
A twitter user named Ally Money, wrote: “Hope Denise slits her wrists, disgusting w***e,” before calling her “a drunk s**g”.
One called Caven 5 said: “Denise Welch blubbing on TV over her marriage, well she is an actress after all, she put on a good show,” and Kathleen Cleaver tweeted: “People telling her to keep her chin up she’s in the wrong she as had affairs ... open your eyes people she is a trollop.”
Denise, 53, - who chose to reveal that her 24-year-marriage ended "some time ago" after being accused of having an affair – says police have traced those responsible for the abuse – known as trolling.
She told the Daily Mirror: “It’s a shame that just a few horrible and evil faceless tweeters write such vile things. I’m made of stern stuff so I will be fine.”
The former ‘Coronation Street’ star now plans to take a short break before heading back to the theatre to star in a production of ‘Steel Magnolias’.
A ‘Loose Women’ source said: “Denise has seemed tired and emotional all week so it is best for her to spend time with her family and have a break from it all. She has a big year ahead career-wise.”