Steven Kelly had worked as an actor, musician, poet and comedian for the majority of his life. But following his brain injury, he worried that he’d lose his creative ability altogether.
Steven, 50 and from Manchester, said: “It was a real worry for me. I feared I’d lose my creative side and all that hard work and perseverance would’ve been for nothing.”
In November 2019, Steven was crossing the road on his way home from work when he was knocked down by a pushbike.
In this Q&A feature, Steven discusses the challenges he’s faced following a brain injury, his love for acting and the advice he’d give others in the same situation.
Just the simple things. A cup of tea. I also love going to the golf club of which I’m a member.
Becoming a dad for the first time.
It’s important because it makes me see that I’ve got a purpose in life.
That’s a great question and one that I’ve never really asked myself. If I do have a favourite part, it’s when I get to see the finished film and my performance on screen.
Not being able to go back to work and Universal Credit.
Seeing things differently and realising who your friends are.
Life has taught me that if you are not happy then address the issue. Don’t be bitter, be honest and truthful.
Listen to advice on recovering, it’s important. Take every day as it comes and believe it will get better.
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