Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn is out of hospital after undergoing treatment for a lung condition.
The 77-year-old actress was admitted to hospital in Manchester after being taken ill late last week, and was said by sources to be ‘not in a good way’.
However Liz – who was suffering from severe breathing problems, leaving her family very concerned about her condition, fought back and is now being cared for at home almost two weeks later.
‘We’re so relieved to have her back home,’ her husband Don Ibbotson told the Sunday Mirror.
‘At one point she took very bad and we thought the worst but she fought back, its amazing and now she seems to be getting stronger by the day.’
A family member said the actress was still ‘very poorly’ but added: ‘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.’
Dawn played Vera Duckworth in Corrie for 34 years before leaving the show in 2007 due to ill health.
A heavy smoker, she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2003 and admitted at the time she could barely walk across the Corrie set. Her final scenes on the show aired in January 2008.
The actress, who quit smoking in 2002, has previously said the disease had taken such a toll on her that she nearly collapsed while at Buckingham Palace to collect her MBE in 2000.
Liz made a special one-off return in 2010 as Vera’s spirit for the final scenes of her on-screen husband Jack Duckworth.
She went on to make a guest appearance as Mrs Winterbottom in Emmerdale’s Christmas episode in 2015.