EastEnders star June Brown says she is losing her sight

EastEnders star June Brown says she is losing her sight

EastEnders star June Brown is reportedly losing her sight and is unable to recognise her friends.

The actress, who plays Dot Cotton, has revealed that her eyesight is failing and she can no longer respond to fan mail.

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Actress June Brown (Dot Cotton) in the dressing room at Elstree Studios where the famous British soap EastEnders is filmed.
File photo dated 14/03/17 of EastEnders star June Brown who is reportedly losing her sight and is unable to recognise her friends. The actress, who plays Dot Cotton, has revealed that her eyesight is failing and she can no longer respond to fan mail.
File photo dated 08/02/15 of EastEnders veteran June Brown who is understood to have signed up to play Dot Branning for another year.
Guests (left to right) John Altman, Letitia Dean, June Brown, Pam St Clement, Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie during filming of a special episode of the Graham Norton Show to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders, at the London Studios, south London, which will be aired on Monday 16th February.
Guest June Brown during filming of a special episode of the Graham Norton Show to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders, at the London Studios, south London, which will be aired on Monday 16th February.
EastEnders star June Brown posts a Help Scheme pack envelope to launch the Switchover Help Scheme for London TV viewers at the real Albert Square in Lambeth south London today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo: Picture date Monday September 12 2011. Photo credit should read: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire
Eastenders' June Brown is seen leaving the 'This Morning' TV studios in London.
Best actress nominee for 'EastEnders' June Brown arrives for the British Academy Television Awards nominations party at the Mandarin Hotel, in London.
Eastenders actress June Brown stands outside Buckingham Palace in London after receiving an MBE for services to Drama and Charity from Queen Elizabeth II.
Actress June Brown, who plays Dot Cotton in television show Eastenders, is seen at the funeral of former Eastenders actress Hilda Braid, at the Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton, East Sussex.
EastEnders actress June Brown arrives for the civil partnership ceremony of former EastEnders star Michael Cashman, 55 and his partner of 23 years Paul Cottingham, 41, in London, Saturday March 11, 2006. Mr Cashman, who is now a Labour Euro-MP and gay rights activist, played the first major gay character in EastEnders in the mid-1980s. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA.
Eastenders stars June Brown and John Bardon at the British Soap Awards 2005, BBC Television Centre, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
Eastenders star June Brown at the British Soap Awards 2005, BBC Television Centre, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
Eastenders actress June Brown arrives.
Actress June Brown, who plays Dot in Eastenders, at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
EastEnders actress June Brown at the Savoy Hotel in London, where the Variety Club is holding a Tribute Lunch for actress Wendy Richard.
EastEnders actresses Hannah Waterman and June Brown at the Savoy Hotel in London, where the Variety Club is holding a Tribute Lunch a for actress Wendy Richard.
EastEnders star Wendy Richard is joined by co-stars Lucy Benjamin (left) June Brown (2nd right) and Hannah Waterman (far right) at the Savoy Hotel in London, where the Variety Club is holding a Tribute Lunch for actress Wendy Richard.
The Queen during her visit, to Elstree Studios where the famous British soap EastEnders is filmed. The Queen was accompanied by long standing cast member Barbara Windsor, who plays Peggy Mitchell and she met in the make up room June Brown, who plays Dot Cotton.
(L-R) Actors Pam St Clement, June Brown and Tracie Bennett with Leo, a 10-month-old rescue dog and Holly, a Red Setter who has benefitted from health checks due to Kennel Club grants, in central London launching a Kennel Club appeal. *... to raise 1million for The Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
Actress June Brown who plays Dot Cotton in the BBC soap opera, Eastenders arrives for the British Academy TV Awards [BAFTA'S] ceremony in London.
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Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Brown has said she is unable to drive and avoids social engagements due to her vision, as her condition is reportedly getting worse

The 92-year-old star soap star said: "I've got no central vision at all. I haven't driven for years and I can't really go out socially due to my eyesight.

"I never go to soap awards or suchlike now. I don't recognise people that I know and they would think I was snubbing them.

"And I have got loads of fan letters that I haven't been able to read or reply to since it all started."

The actress added: "Just pray for your health and strength, hearing and eyesight, and an active mind."

Brown has starred in EastEnders since 1985, and has received a Bafta nomination for her work on the soap.

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