A star on one of the United Kingdom’s biggest TV shows has revealed that his support of COVID conspiracies has left him unemployed and homeless — but he still “can’t and won’t stop.”
Sean Ward, 33, was paid more than $130,000 a year and nominated for soap awards for playing bad boy Callum Logan on Coronation Street, according to The Sun.
But he became known as an outspoken critic of vaccines and mandates, making headlines when he was arrested at an anti-vaccine protest in September.
“I raised my head from the trenches and joined the ranks that many would consider conspiracy theorists and tin foil hat wearing fools,” Ward admitted in a series of Instagram posts detailing his shocking downfall.
He soon spent “all my savings on supporting the movement and protests.”
“Firstly the work dried up. NO ONE would hire me,” he wrote Wednesday. “Whether in front of or behind the camera, all my usual ways of making money just stopped,” he said, until “eventually I couldn’t afford the rent.
“So I gave up my 4-bed house and move onto my friend’s couch,” he said.
He put all his belongings in storage — just for them to be sold when he couldn’t make the payments, he claimed.
“My whole life was in that storage unit. I lost it all,” he said, saying he also had to give up his Honda Civic, which he called “my beautiful Jenny.”
“So no car. No belongings. No hope,” he wrote, saying the stress also made his teeth fall out.
“Was it all worth it? Yes!” he insisted, saying, “I can’t and won’t stop.”
He blamed his downfall partly on it being hard to care for yourself “when you have evidence on your phone to prove the governments around the world are committing mass genocide of the elderly.”
In his series of posts, Ward said that he now plans to “work really hard to build a new life.”
“This is my truth and I’m not afraid to speak it,” he wrote.