Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson was in tears as he opened up about suffering a stroke on stage.
Charlie, who recently returned to Corrie as Jim McDonald, was taken off stage when playing Detective Inspector Rebus in Edinburgh earlier this year.
The 59-year-old Northern Irishman suffered a mini-stroke on stage and was visibly confused.
Charlie appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning, where he revealed that he didn’t realise what had happened to him.
Charlie said: “Suddenly I couldn’t hear anything. The play is me anyway, so the next thing Big John [Stahl, playing Big Ger] took his arm around me and took me off stage.
“And 20 minutes later, I knew something awful had happened. The producer was there… people who mattered, who cared about the piece were there.
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“I went home, passed out, went to sleep, had all the scans and revealed I’d had a stroke.”
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Source : Chroniclelive