Danny Miller’s health: Symptoms of the Emmerdale star’s “terrible and invisible sickness”
Danny Miller, who plays bad boy Aaron Dingle on EMMERDALE, has opened up to followers on social media to talk about his “terrible” sickness.
The actor, who has three times received the Best British Serial Award for Best Actor for his role in the ITV soap, has had to deal with his own health issues. The actor opened up about his difficulties with depression and anxiety, encouraging people to seek assistance if they are experiencing similar issues.
During the lockdown, the actor experienced some of the “worst moments,” but he credits his partner Steph and his pooch Gini for helping him get through it.
“Truth is @stephjones1710 is the secret behind this dark mirror of mine,” the post stated. She is completely deserving of the praise. We all share our best moments on social media, but we never share our worst. But during the last two months, this girl has shared and carried some of my worst moments.”
Danny concluded the post by describing Steph as “a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.”
Danny thanked Emmerdale’s production team for “tipping their hats to mental health,” comparing himself to his Emmerdale character. Allowing viewers to observe a character struggle with mental illness and communicate about his thoughts is something performers can identify to.
“Anxiety and depression grabs you and shakes you no matter who you are or what walk of life you are in,” he said of his disease. And I hope you take the time to read this post (and yes, you may cringe) and consider the broader picture. Speak with someone. Allow someone to love you, and return the love.
“And then, maybe, like me, you will find a genuine road to accepting and dealing with the dreadful, invisible sickness of anxiety and depression.”
He ended with a heartfelt plea to his supporters, saying, “I hope you find that relationship and that friend.” I’m the same way. And if you’re still reading, congratulations. You’re doing a fantastic job, and I’m delighted you’re here.”
This isn’t the first time the actor has offered assistance to people suffering from mental illness. According to the Metro, in June of this year, the singer assisted in the rescue of a man suffering from PTSD who was about to leap from a building. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”