Coronation Street fans in tears as Johnny Connor breaks down after being sent to prison

CORONATION Street viewers are in tears after Johnny Connor broke down after being sent to prison.

The Rovers Return landlord – who is played by actor Richard Hawley in the ITV soap – was sentenced to eight months in prison for a historic armed robbery that led to the death of a man.

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Johnny tried to remain stoic as he was taken down, but his wife Jenny was left devastated when he told her not to visit him.

Meanwhile back at the pub, Jenny was struggling to cope with Johnny in prison.

She sobbed: “He won’t last eight months in prison. It’s the stress – the stress is worse for his MS. 

“And those heart meds, his heart will go. 

“He could go blind and then he could be unable to walk in eight months. 

“I don’t know how he’s going to get through this. I don’t know how I am.”

As Carla tried to make her feel better, Jenny said she was terrified for Johnny.

She said: “I hope he’s alright Carla because I’m so so worried about him. About how he’ll cope, and I don’t mean just physically.”

And she had good reason to worry with Johnny breaking down in tears alone in his prison cell.

Viewers were emotional over the scenes.

One wrote: "Oh, poor Johnny."

A second said: "This is so sad, Johnny in his cell got me."

Another added:  "8 months imprisonment? Poor Johnny #Corrie".


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