I’ve got this fear that if I start, I won’t stop”
Coleen Nolan admits she can be scared of her emotions and ‘tries not to cry’ as she shared a devastating fear with her Loose Women pals.
The Blackpool-born singer was joined by her fellow panellists Janet Street-Porter, Charlene White and Linda Robson on the ITV show. As they discussed all the usual topics, the show turned to expressing emotions.
They started off by discussing if they’d comfort a stranger they saw crying on public transport. Much to Coleen’s shock, Janet revealed she would.
Janet said: “You all find it so strange when I say anything that depicts me as anything other than grumpy old whatsit”.
Coleen said she would be “broken” if she saw Janet crying. She explained : “It would break me, because you’re just so ‘no time for that, just get on with it”.
The 57-year-old then admitted she is often afraid to cry. Coleen said: “I actually hate crying, I hate it.
“So I always try and stop myself crying, which is a really bad thing to do because I think, some days, you’ve just got to cry. But what happens with me is I’ve got this fear that if I start, I won’t stop.
“I have this thing if I think about something sad for too long and I let it out, I’m going to cry forever. So I stop it.
“Also it really, really wears you out. I’m too lazy to cry, it’s hard work”.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV and the ITV Hub
- 07:36, 21 DEC 2022