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Coronation Street Planning Drugs Story For Izzy Armstrong

December 20, 2015

Coronation Street is planning a drugs storyline for Izzy Armstrong in the new year.

The character, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, struggles when the pain becomes worse and Erica Holroyd (Claire King) suggests she tries cannabis to help.

Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy, also suffers from the condition and like her character, uses a wheelchair for mobility.

 The storyline will be used to debate the issue of using cannabis as a pain relief and the effect it will have on the character’s family.

A Corrie source told The Mirror: “The show has researched this issue extensively and, whilst Izzy will take cannabis to try and alleviate her pain, the programme will look at all aspects of this debate and examine the legal implications and the far-reaching consequences of her actions for her family.”

The actress, who has played the role since 2010, recently suffered from a disability hate crime after she was wrongly accused of faking her need for a wheelchair.

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