Brave Surrane Jones reveals she's on medication after breakdown and parents' death

Brave Surrane Jones reveals she's on medication after breakdown and parents' death

August 9, 2021

SURANNE Jones has revealed she is on medication following her breakdown and parents’ death.

The actress, 43, hopes to end the taboo over treatment for anxiety and depression, which she has battled for years.


The Doctor Foster star’s father died in January after catching Covid. Her mother died five years ago.

Suranne said: “I’m on medication and, at some point, I’ll aim to get off that.

"I think there’s a huge taboo around it and I wasn’t going to say it but I decided last night I should because it’s important I think.”

The former Corrie favourite was on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, promoting her role in Channel 4’s I Am Victoria.

Suranne was told to take medication following her mother’s death because she was too unwell and her husband, Laurence Akers, was unable to help her.

She said she had yet to grieve so had a theatre show breakdown backstage in 2018.

She improved as she starred in BBC drama Gentleman Jack so came off her meds.

But her problems spiralled again because of the pandemic and losing her dad so she went back on them.

She also suffers anxiety in social situations, sweating and even adopting a posh voice like the Queen’s.

She said of one gathering: “The sweat started and the voice came out. I was like, ‘Oh God, stop doing that!’.”


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