Actress tells of her struggles
S SHERIDAN Smith compared herself to a “broken sparr row” as she spoke c candidly about her mental health issues.
The actress hit the headlines when she pulled out of a number of shows for West End musical Funny Girl, later saying she “just couldn’t continue – I lost my mind”.
Smith, 37, revealed she has been diagnosed as bipolar and in an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Review magazine told how her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis triggered a downward spiral. She said she nearly quit performing after her father, Colin, died aged 80.
Smith is now engaged to insurance broker Jamie Horn and has released an album titled A Northern Soul. She said the record was “really cathartic”.