Nikki Sanderson recorded a message for a troll who called her a “w *** e” – telling the coward, “Go fuck yourself – and have a nice day. “
The Hollyoaks star, 37, shared vile comments from a Keyboard Warrior who messaged her on Instagram and also called her ‘s ** g’.
She turned the tide of hate by telling worried fans, “I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who contacted me to see if I was okay. I enjoyed it very much. If I was down, these messages would have hurt and upset me …
Thunderbolt: Nikki Sanderson recorded a message for a troll who called her a “w *** e” – telling the coward: “Go fuck yourself – and have a good day”
“I mean, it’s disgusting to call someone by those names but I’m in a good position and I’m happy, positive and strong, so when I saw them, instead of feeling hurt, I felt like I was felt like: go f ** k yourself and have a nice day.
She also told the troll in a post on her profile: “You don’t know what people are going through behind closed doors. Messages like this can tip the scales. Be kind. Always.’
The TV star has made no secret of her battles with depression Nikki urged fans to seek help with mental health issues in January – after revealing her demons.
The star posted an emotional message on New Years Eve admitting that she struggles to stay positive.
Cruel: The Hollyoaks star, 37, shared vile comments from a Keyboard Warrior who messaged her on Instagram and also called her “s ** g”
Lightning: She turned the tide of hate by telling worried fans, “I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who contacted me to see if I was okay. I enjoyed it very much. If I was down, these messages would have hurt and upset me ‘
And the note sparked a wave of messages from concerned friends, family and fans. She told her Instagram followers, “Hi guys, this is the continuation of a story I did on New Years Eve saying I was a little upset and overwhelmed.
“I had a lot of people contacting me to tell me that they felt the exact same thing but didn’t feel like they could speak or express themselves and that they appreciated that someone One in the public eye was open and honest about the fact that they were not feeling their best.
“Obviously, with the lockdown and everything going on, people’s sanity is at its lowest, so I just wanted to say, if you’re feeling like that, please talk and talk.
Lead role: The soap opera star currently plays Maxine Minniver on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks show
“Whether it’s my family or friends or my next story, I’m going to put up a list of numbers, so if you feel like you need someone to talk to, please call one of them and, yes, send love. “
Nikki’s helplines included those for Samaritans, Child-line and Mind.
Ahead of the New Years Eve post, she had posted glamorous photos of herself at her home in Lancashire sipping sparkling wine.
Nikki – who split from longtime boyfriend Gregg in the first lockdown – has revealed the darker side of life off-camera and her “really bad” battle with depression.
The Blackpool-born actress joined the ITV soap Corrie as Sarah Platt’s best friend, only 15-year-old Candice Stowe, and left the cobblestones at 21.
Check: “Obviously with the lockdown and everything going on people’s sanity is at its lowest, so I just wanted to say, if you’re feeling like that, please talk and talk. “
She confessed that it was around then that the depression hit, plunging her into a particularly troubled time.
Bravely opening up about her battle for sanity, she said, “If I go from a busy lifestyle to nothingness, it’s very difficult.
“It’s bad for my sanity, feeling empty, so I try to keep my mind motivated. I suffered from depression in my twenties and it was a very, very, very bad time. I’m lucky my mind is healthy now.
Harsh times: Nikki split from longtime boyfriend Gregg in first lockdown
“But I have to stay busy to avoid the feeling of lull. I’m lucky to always have someone on the phone.
The soap opera star, who currently plays Maxine Minniver on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks show, was delighted with the support she received from bosses and added, “At Hollyoaks they email us all the time. , reminding us that they are there and checking us out.
“It’s extremely helpful.
The star first went public with her struggle with mental health issues in 2018, with a post on her Instagram page.
She accompanied him with the candid caption: “This is the first time that I openly and publicly admit that, like so many others, I was ashamed and embarrassed. I have suffered from depression in the past.