SHERIDAN Smith has lashed out at “shady snakes” in her life and threatened them with legal action in a cryptic post.
The 39-year-old actress angrily wrote to social media how her lawyers were “at the ready” to take down her enemies as she issued the stark warning.
Sheridan has issued a stark warning to her enemiesCredit: Rex
Taking to her Instagram stories, the Royle Family star told fans she would spill the beans on those who had been “laying low and acting big”.
Sheridan cryptically wrote: “Never again will I trust snakes! Shady snakes lie low and act big. Wait til I tell you, all coming soon.”
Alongside a snake and an angry-faced emoji, she concluded: “Lawyers at the ready mfs [motherf***ers].”
The social media outburst also saw the Cilla actress re-post a quote that read: “We never lose friends. We just learn who the real ones are.”
Sheridan shared the cryptic post to InstagramCredit: Rex
The message was shared to InstagramCredit: INSTAGRAM
It comes as Sheridan told fans the “truth will come out” about her life as she shared her excitement about her upcoming autobiography.
Revealing that she had detailed her “demons” in upcoming book, Honestly: My Story, she added how she hoped she would “finally be understood”.
Taking to Twitter, actress Sheridan wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “Can’t wait for you guys to read the book, a lot of truths will come out! I hope you finally understand.”
The book includes details of Sheridan navigating “feelings of imposter syndrome, struggles with her mental health and panic attacks.”
Sheridan isdue to release her book Honestly this yearCredit: Getty
According to publisher Penguin, the Legally Blonde star writes of “dark times and heartbreak” as well as her silver screen and West End success.
Last year, Sheridan was seen in tears in her emotional pregnancy series as she admitted she was scared her mental health problems would resurface.
“No one knows what’s going on behind it all,” she told the cameras. “The biggest worry is you’ve had mental health issues in the past – will it rear its ugly head again?”
The Gavin & Stacey star gave producers exclusive access to her life in the four months up to the birth of son Billy, who turned one this week.
Sheridan welcomed son Billy last yearCredit: instagram.com/sheridansmithster
In the docuseries, Sheridan has therapy for the first time to explore the issues which she believes could stem from her childhood.
Sheridan also opened up about her nightmare at the Bafta awards in 2016, where she almost died after Graham Norton publicly humiliated.
Fighting back tears, Sheridan recalled: “Graham Norton was hosting and made a joke, basically at my expense, about me being a drunk.
“That night for me was like the final straw, before my brain totally went off the deep end.”
The star was called out by Graham Norton at the BAFTAs over her addictionCredit: Rex
She was rushed to A&E after suffering five seizures that saw her stop breathing – suffering terribly with her anxiety disorder.
At the time, Sheridan’s West End production of Funny Girl was halted due to “technical difficulties” – which fans believed was due to drinking.
Audiences had complained she reportedly slurred lines — unaware she was heartbroken that her father, Colin, had been diagnosed with cancer.
Her dad Colin died in December 2016 and Sheridan explains: “I just didn’t handle the news well at all. Maybe it was because it was what my brother died of as well.”
Sheridan admitted to having an addiction to anxiety medicationCredit: Warner Leisure Hotels
Sheridan explained her behaviour on stage, saying: “What people didn’t realise was that I’d become addicted to anti-anxiety tablets.
“That night, I took myself off to a hotel on my own. In my crazy mind I thought, ‘I don’t wanna be in rehab — I’ll do it myself’ so I went there and I just stopped my tablets.
“What I didn’t realise is, that if you stop the tablets abruptly, you seizure. And, to cut a long story short, I got seizures five times and got rushed into A&E.”
Over the past three years, Sheridan has got back on her feet, starring in BBC1’s The Moorside and ITV’s Cleaning Up, as well as upcoming BBC drama Four Lives.
In 2019, she made a brief return to the West End as the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
She credits fiancee Jamie Horn — who she met through dating app Tinder in 2018 — as her positive influence, as well as baby Billy.