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Wednesday 11th December 2019

Coronation Street fans fear Ken Barlow will DIE after he's diagnosed with pneumonia

He recently turned 80

Viewers of Coronation Street are worried Ken Barlow might die, after the Weatherfield veteran's current health scare.

Recently, fans have noticed that the legendary character has been coughing a lot and looking poorly.

Ken has been doting on his grandson Bertie (Credit: ITV)

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Tonight, (November 20) the fan favourite is diagnosed with pneumonia after being rushed to hospital.

It's been a trying time for the Barlow family, following Sinead's tragic death... And it looks like the stressful months have finally taken their toll on Ken.

Ken really DOESN'T sound at all good, does he? He's NOT actually going to die too, is he?

At 80 years old, pneumonia can be potentially fatal - and fans have expressed their concern for him on Twitter.

Ken is rushed to hospital (Credit: ITV)

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One said: "Ken really DOESN'T sound at all good, does he? He's NOT actually going to die too, is he? That really would finish off poor Daniel, losing his father so soon after his wife #Corrie."

Another said: "Ken will be pushing up daisies next."

A third warned: "Don't you kill Ken."

"Ken... Dead by Christmas or the New Year?" worried one more, while another said: "We're not building up to Ken in a coma at Christmas are we? #Corrie."

Fans shouldn't fret, however, as it looks like he's going to pull through.

Speaking to The Sunday Post, actor William Roache - who is 87 in real life - said he has no plans to retire any time soon.

He said: "I have no plans to retire or do anything revolutionary.

"I like being Ken Barlow, I like being a part of the Coronation Street family and success story so I have no plans to call it a day."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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