Samia Longchambon needed stitches after her toddler threw a watch at her head.

Samia Longchambon [Instagram]

Samia Longchambon [Instagram]

The 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays Maria Connor in the soap - needed her husband Sylvain Longchambon to patch her up after their son Yves, two, left her with a head wound.

She shared a picture of her injury on Instagram and wrote: "Ace times when your toddler gets too excited and throws a (big) watch at your head... thanks nurse @slongchambon for my très stylish butterfly stitches.. and yep, thank god i have a fringe!! #toddlerlife #counttoten #kids (sic)."

Meanwhile, Samia, 36, previously opened up about suffering from anxiety since she was 11 years old.

The star admitted her feeling of unease is "awful" and "all consuming" at times, but she praised people for speaking out about their struggles during Mental Health Awareness Week in May to help remove the stigma.

She wrote on Instagram: "As it's #mentalhealthawarenessweek I thought I'd post this. I've suffered with anxiety since I was 11 (and possibly before that, but that was the first time I saw my doctor about my inability to 'get a deep breath'). It is something that comes and goes with me, but when it's there it's awful and all consuming. I love that the stigma of mental health is finally being broken and people are opening up, talking and realising that you're not alone.. in fact it is pretty common. I'm not gonna patronise but just wanted to send love out to all people having a daily struggle... #thistooshallpass #gethelp #talk #breathe (sic)"

Samia attached her post to an illustration of the back of a girl's head below an emotional message which read: "Anxiety isn't something that goes away; it's something you learn to control."