- Bang Showbiz
- 17 September 2017
Liz Dawn has been discharged from hospital after two weeks under the care of medics, though she is still “very poorly”
Liz Dawn has returned home from hospital.
The ‘Coronation Street’ legend – who quit her role as Vera Duckworth due to ill health in 2008 after 34 years on screen – suffers from lung condition emphysema and was rushed to a Manchester medical facility suffering from chest pains and fluid on her lungs, but was discharged on Friday (15.09.17) after spending two weeks under the care of doctors.
And the 77-year-old star’s husband, Don Ibbotson, says she’s getting better every day, though he admitted he did fear the “worst” at one point.
He told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “We’re so relieved to have her back home.
“At one point she took very bad and we thought the worst but she fought back, it’s amazing and now she seems to be getting stronger by the day.”
However, the veteran actress is still “very poorly”.
A source added: “She is still very poorly but she’s fighting all the way and it is better for her to be here in her own place.”
Liz has been housebound for several weeks and been using a wheelchair, and in June, she missed the wedding of her grandson, Thomas Borso, to Alice Coughlin in Italy after having surgery related to a heart condition.
She said at the time: “I’ve got no energy but once the operation is done I will be looking forward to being as back to my normal self and getting my energy back.”
In 2013 she had a pacemaker fitted after suffering a heart attack while on holiday in Spain.
She admitted shortly afterwards: “My health is very bad these days.”
Liz first appeared on ‘Corrie’ in 1974 and her partnership with Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth was a huge hit with fans for years.
Although her character was killed off in 2000, dying peacefully in her sleep, she made a brief reappearance as a vision to Jack as he passed away in a moving scene which saw them share one last dance.
Bill died in 2012.
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