Chris Fountain, a former Coronation Street actor, claimed that after he was fired from the drama, his life “crumbled down.”
From 2011 until 2013, Chris portrayed Tommy Duckworth on the programme. From 2003 to 2009, he played Justin Burton in Hollyoaks. According to the MEN, Chris has opened up about his health issues and discussed his life with pal Scott Thomas on the Learning As I Go podcast.
Chris was fired from the show after footage of him rapping about rape and violence under the identity “The Phantom” were made public.
An ITV representative at the time stated: “Chris Fountain’s contract with ITV has been terminated as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips.” Chris said he was “deeply ashamed by the lyrics” in a statement following the incident.
Scott talked about Chris’ rise to stardom on Hollyoaks as the “golden boy” and how he was essentially “cancelled overnight” during the conversation. Chris revealed that his mental state deteriorated soon after being fired, which happened almost immediately.
“That one week in August 2013 just blew my entire life apart,” he remarked. The underpinnings on which I had built my career just came tumbling down.
And it was the beginning of a genuine downhill spiral in terms of my mental health and confidence, he continued. The former Coronation Street star, who has found it difficult to find acting employment since being let go, claims that significant challenges in both his personal and professional lives have strengthened him.
I’ve reached an unbreakable degree of resistance now, he declared. You can keep hurling things at me because of how much has transpired, and I’ll keep rising.
It happens after Chris revealed in October that he had a mini-stroke in August of last year, when he was 35, and had to spend five days in a hospital in London after waking up at home unable to talk.