Coronation Street star Alex Bain relying on wheelchair as he speaks out on hospital dash | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Alex Bain, 20, has worried fans after he shared photos of himself in a wheelchair after being rushed to A&E. Alex, who has played Simon Barlow since he was a child, said that hospital was not where he “expected” to end up.

In a post to his Instagram Story, Alex first shared a snap of the A&E waiting room.

He added the caption: “Not where I expected to end up tonight.

“Don’t worry guys it’s just my ankle!”

Alex then told fans that he needs to have a foot brace fitted as a result of the injury.

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In a later post, Alex confirmed he was still in a wheelchair as he headed on holiday to Germany.

He said: “Got a fancy new set of wheels!

“Thank you to the helpful people at Manchester Airport.”

The actor has previously opened up about going through “dark times” during his younger years.

He explained that his problems began in school and had affected him in later life.

Speaking last year, Alex explained: “I had a situation when I was in school and it affected me.

“It affected me a lot more I think when I was getting older.

“I have struggled, especially with mental health.

“I’m open about it, but I’ve been through some dark times,” he told The Sun.

He optimistically added that despite the “struggle” he thinks he is now “on the up”.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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