Sherrie Hewson has spoken about how her daughter Keeley ‘kept me going’ after the death of her beloved brother Brett.
The former brother of former Coronation Street star, Brett Hutchinson, 71, died of an incurable brain tumor in April this year, after a battle with pneumonia.
The grieving actress, 69, appeared on Loose Women on Tuesday, sharing how Keeley, 36, was her ‘rock’ when she used alcohol to deal with her brother’s death.
Devastated: Sherrie Hewson talked about how her daughter Keeley ‘kept me going’ after the death of her beloved brother Brett
Sherrie told the panel, “It was the hardest thing ever and I was completely devastated.
“I still believe he’s in Wales. I survived this beautiful daughter of mine, she is my rock, she keeps me going. She just let me be who I want to be, helping me on every journey of my life, as you all know through everything.
“It was really weird, lockdown was weird anyway. I was not allowed to visit him for the last two weeks of his life.
Always remembered: former brother of Coronation Street star, Brett Hutchinson, 71, died of the incurable disease in April this year, after a battle with pneumonia
On the day he died, my nieces’ husband called me to say “you must come”.
Sherrie continued, “I insisted on going to the funeral, in Wales 20 people were allowed to go to the funeral, so I went. I broke down and couldn’t take it.
“I came home and opened a bottle of wine and drank a lot.
Grieving: Appeared on Tuesday on Loose Women, the grieving actress, 69, talked about how Keeley, 36, has been her ‘rock’ (pictured in 2018)
“I thought” you know what it is good “. But Keeley has always been there for me. The person who kept me through separation and tsunamis.
Speaking of how her brother’s death affected the whole family, the presenter said, “It was terrible, I mean for all of us.
“The family was devastated because Brett was a great character in our family. He didn’t deserve to go at all. It was his time, he was in a lot of pain.
Family: The actress said of her daughter, “She just let me be who I want to be, helped me on every trip of my life, as you all know through everything.”
“Until then, he was so great, and then he got a second tumor and the second tumor took his life. But wherever he is, he’s with our father. ‘
In April, Sherrie expressed her fear that she would never see her terminally ill brother again because of the coronavirus pandemic.
At the time, Brett was in the hospital to fight his brain tumor and because of the threat of the virus, she was unable to visit him.
Disturbing: Speaking of how her brother’s death affected the whole family, the presenter said, “It was terrible, I mean for all of us. The family was devastated ‘
To talk with With kind regards, Magazinesaid the star: “My brother is in the hospital with a brain tumor. I call him every other day, but he is very ill and I don’t know if he will get out of this. ‘
“My family is absolutely everything to me, but I haven’t been able to see my two granddaughters aged nine and nine months, my 13-year-old grandson, and my sweet daughter Keeley.
“We’re always in touch, but it’s really hard not to hug and kiss them.”
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumors in adults.
The cause of glioblastomas is currently unknown, but they are usually treated surgically, followed by a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Because glioblastomas have tendrils that extend to other parts of the brain, it can be difficult to completely remove all growth.
Sherrie said OK! in June: ‘I take three steps forward, two steps back, I try to move forward, but I wish my brother was still there. I am devastated, my heart is broken, but I have to find a way to restore my heart. I have to find those little pieces of my heart and I will find them because I owe a lot. ‘
She added, “I feel fine sometimes, but I have days when I’m in a lot of pain, so I need to find a way to get rid of that and be strong. My daughter and granddaughters get me through. I may have a turnaround, but I’m getting stronger every day. ‘
Heartbreaking: In April Sherrie expressed her fear that she would never see her terminally ill brother again because of the coronavirus pandemic