Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn breaks down in tears on stage

Netflix actor Joseph Quinn broke down in tears at the London Film and Comic Con after becoming overwhelmed with support from fans. The Stranger Things star, 29, couldn't contain his emotions during his first ever Comic Con appearance at Olympia London over the weekend. (SWNS)

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- Hi. Mine's not really a question. It's just more of an extension of gratitude really. I'm sure a lot of us have heard what happened yesterday whether it's true or not about how you were treated. I won't really comment on it. But I just wanted to say thank you from all of us. We're really grateful that you're sharing your time.

[APPLAUSE]

- Thank you so much. Thank you so much.

- Thank you for signing our things, for spending time with us, for making our summer. And I think that we've all connected with Eddie for one reason or another, whether we liked his music taste or that he is the outsider, like you mentioned.

I think all of us of are part of Eddie. And we've all traveled far because we all really connect with you as well. And you've all really made our weekend, and you really make mine as well. Like, you was just so nice to me at my guide-dog yesterday. And however you were treated yesterday, you know, I'm so grateful. Thank you.

- Yay.

- Thank you.

[APPLAUSE]

JOSEPH QUINN: Why'd you do that?

[LAUGHTER]

Very kind of you. Thank you for your kind words.

- Thank you, Joseph.

JOSEPH QUINN: Yeah, absolutely.

- Thank you.

- You rock.

- Thank you.

[APPLAUSE]

- There is definitely something about being able to connect with these characters who mean so much to us. And I'll just say, we are all so grateful for your time as Eddie. What is it like for you to be able to connect with your fans, knowing that they have this connection with this character you played?

JOSEPH QUINN: I tell you, I never expected it to [INAUDIBLE] in my career ever. I don't know what it is. But there's something clearly-- I have to be careful not too sound too grand. But it feels like something in Eddie has connected with people. And I don't know whether it's hidden representing the difference and accepting his differences and being who he is. He's being his authentic self. Dustin says at the end, he was always Eddie. And we need to be, you know-- we all have moments of not liking ourselves.

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