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ITV Coronation Street’s Rob Mallard told ‘nothing can be done’ for degenerative illness

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From the age of 14, the actor Daniel Osbourne has experienced tremors.

Rob Mallard, a Coronation Street star, spoke openly about his health during a Morning Live interview. The actor, who appears in the ITV soap opera as Daniel Osbourne, claimed to have had a tremor since he was 14 years old.

The ITV soap star revealed to hosts Helen Skelton and Gethin Jones that he had undergone a plethora of tests prior to receiving the diagnosis of an essential tremor, a nervous system condition that results in uncontrollably shaking.

They informed me that there was nothing I could do, so I tried to ignore it and push it from my thoughts. I didn’t think I should give this more serious thought until I was in my early 20s and it started to progress and get worse. That’s when I fully understood its implications and realized that, in the long run, it might be highly degenerative.”

Rob, 31, acknowledged that his condition had gotten worse in an interview with the Express from 2018. He said, “I’ve been looked into it and I’ve seen what people are like in the 70s and 80s. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten worse.” It came as a little surprise.

He elaborated on his initial diagnosis from back in 2018, saying, “I went to the doctors and did roughly a year testing things – thyroid, brain scans because they were really unsure what it was.”They told me when they got back that I should “come back if your symptoms get worse so we can try and control them” and that my essential tremor was uncontrollable.

“I didn’t realize it was going to keep getting worse,” he continued. That was about a year and a half ago. I’ve been in touch with the National Tremor Foundation ever since, and I’ve discovered that it affects a lot of young people.

Regardless of age, the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) is an organization that seeks to assist people who experience “all forms of tremors.” Doctors told Rob there was “nothing they could do,” but the charity helped.

Rob described some of his symptoms, saying, “It used to just be my hand, but now it shakes my entire arm, my legs, my head, and the back of my neck. I appear to be constantly saying “no” to requests.”

Rob gave an explanation of how he personally handles the illness both on and off set, saying, “I really manage it with humor because if you don’t, it can get frustrating.” I just kind of take it funny because you get so worked up about yourself.

They’re all aware of the work involved. Usually, all I do when something comes up or I have to do something is practice, practice, and practice. However, if I do tremble and it’s obvious, I’ll just stop and ask to be allowed to go again.

Rob has previously disclosed that he frequently finds it difficult to capture images of Daniel in the Rovers holding a drink or texting. “That is one of the hardest things to do,” he stated, adding that it takes roughly ten seconds for viewers to get a decent read on what’s on screen.

We have to do tricks like zooming in really close and having me rest my hands on something while they film it because I can’t hold my hand still for that long. They even used another person’s hand once. I’ve made it, and I have a hand double.”

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