Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn has returned home and is recovering after her life-saving hospital treatment and is being looked after by friends and family.
Her husband, Don Ibbotson, has spoken out about her condition.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, he said: “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.” he continued.
Fans were worried when the 77-year-old actress, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap, was rushed into hospital last month with serious breathing problems.
She spent over two weeks being treated at a hospital in Manchester by doctors.
Her spokesman Barry McManus said at the time: “Liz is recovering in hospital and according to members of the family is quite chipper.”
Liz is famous for playing the fan-favourite character of Vera Duckworth, wife of Jack Duckworth, on Coronation Street for over 20 years and was written out of the show in 2008 at her own request.
She returned to the soap in 2010 to play a ghost version of her character, visiting Jack just one last time.
Another source close to the family told the Mirror: “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, her own environment and amongst her family where she feels more comfortable.”
Liz has struggled with a number of illnesses for many years, including emphysema, and she suffered a heart attack while on holiday in 2013, leading to her having a pacemaker fitted.
She had surgery in June of this year for a heart-related condition, causing her to miss out on her grandson’s wedding, and was submitted to hospital with breathing difficulties in late August.
All the best to her.