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Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd reveals he has an eating disorder as he slams vicious troll

Coronation Street’s Jack P Shepherd reveals he has an eating disorder as he slams vicious troll who claimed ‘he could do with a good feed’

  • The actor, 33, best known for playing David Platt, called out a vile social media user in January who accused him of being ‘far too thin’ 
  • The vicious troll had tweeted: ‘Wise up….he looks like someone who could do with a good feed’, adding that Jack is ‘far too thin’ 
  • Responding to the vile social media user, Jack bravely shared details of his secret eating disorder and sarcastically thanked them for ‘being nice’ 
  • He tweeted on 22 January: ‘I have an eating disorder. Thank you for being nice.’ 
  • Jack has previously spoke about problems in his life and he recently underwent a second hair transplant after his thinning locks put a strain on his mental health 
  • He admitted that he was even ‘considered giving up acting’ due to his hair loss 
  • For help call Beat on 0808 801 0677 or visit www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk 

Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has revealed that he has an eating disorder as he slammed a vicious troll on Twitter who claimed he needed a ‘good feed’.

The actor, 33, best known for playing David Platt, called out a vile social media user in January who accused him of being ‘far too thin’.

The vicious troll had tweeted: ‘Wise up….he.looks like someone who could do with a good feed’, adding that Jack is ‘far too thin’ and that he ‘doesn’t look great’.

Speaking out: Coronation Street star Jack P Shepherd has revealed that he has an eating disorder as he slammed a vicious troll on Twitter who claimed he needed a ‘good feed’ (pictured in November) 

Responding to the vile social media user, Jack bravely shared details of his secret eating disorder and sarcastically thanked them for ‘being nice’.

He tweeted on 22 January: ‘I have an eating disorder. Thank you for being nice.’ 

To which one of Jack’s followers praised the actor for raising awareness and speaking out.

They put: ‘Well done on speaking out , however you shouldn’t have to explain yourself. Ppl to quick to judge to fat / to thin etc x.’

Trolls: The actor, 33, best known for playing David Platt, called out a vile social media user in January who accused him of being 'far too thin' (pictured in December soap still)

Trolls: The actor, 33, best known for playing David Platt, called out a vile social media user in January who accused him of being ‘far too thin’ (pictured in December soap still) 

Vile: The vicious troll had tweeted: 'Wise up....he.looks like someone who could do with a good feed', to which Jack replied: 'I have an eating disorder. Thank you for being nice'

Vile: The vicious troll had tweeted: ‘Wise up….he.looks like someone who could do with a good feed’, to which Jack replied: ‘I have an eating disorder. Thank you for being nice’ 

While a different account added: ‘Good on you for speaking out. I do too and you’ve inspired me to say it out loud.’

MailOnline has contacted Jack’s representative for further comment. 

Jack has previously spoke about problems in his life and in September he revealed that he had undergone a second hair transplant after his thinning locks put a strain on his mental health. 

The soap actor underwent his first transplant in 2019, when he admitted that his hair loss had taken a toll on his health to the point that he almost quit the soap and ‘considered giving up acting’. 

He wrote at the time: ‘9 months it’s been since my hair transplant, I decided to get one as my hair was falling out and it was affecting my mental health to the point where I considered giving up acting and not being in the public eye.’  

He added: ‘Thank you @drasimshahmalak @CrownClinicUK for everything.’

Jack had previously stated he was convinced to have a transplant after his hair loss became more noticeable on-screen.

He said at the time: ‘I decided to have it done because my hair loss has really escalated in the last year, particularly at the front of my scalp. I remember seeing myself on screen and thinking: ”Oh my God, it is really falling out”.’

‘One of my mates had a transplant and he looked so much better afterwards that I didn’t recognise him. I was blown away by the improvement and he told me he wished he had done it earlier.’ 

Jack added: ‘I thought if I am going to do it, I should act now so that I can get the benefits for longer.

‘I want to get my hair back to what it was like before so that I can style it at the front any way that I like. It would great to be in a position to have an Elvis quiff and really have some fun with my hair.’

Jack has been dating Hanni Treweek since 2017, following his split from fiancée Lauren Shippey after 15 years together. They share son Reuben and daughter Nyla.   

For help call Beat on 0808 801 0677 or visit www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk. 

Pictured: Jack pictured as his character David Platt in a Coronation Street still in January

Pictured: Jack pictured as his character David Platt in a Coronation Street still in January 

Praise: To which one of Jack's followers praised the actor for raising awareness and speaking out

Praise: To which one of Jack’s followers praised the actor for raising awareness and speaking out

Support: While a different account added: 'Good on you for speaking out. I do too and you've inspired me to say it out loud.'

Support: While a different account added: ‘Good on you for speaking out. I do too and you’ve inspired me to say it out loud.’

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