Family are said to be 'very worried'.

A recent report concerning beloved former Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn has sparked big concern among fans.

Allegedly the legendary actress, who played Vera Duckworth for 34 years on the soap, has been rushed to hospital following her diagnosis of the lung condition Emphysema.

 

Emphysema is a long-term progressive disease of the lungs which causes shortness of breath and damage to the bronchioles, which are the small airways around the lung, making them unable to hold their shape properly when exhaling (for more information, head over *here* to the NHS website).

According to The Sun, a source has shared that the Corrie star, is very unwell after suddenly falling ill on Thursday. The report stated: “She’s been in and out of hospital quite a few times in the last few years and normally the family are quite upbeat, but this time they seem more concerned.”

The source close to Liz’s family added: :She’s not in a good way and her loved ones are obviously very worried.”

The report then speculates that Liz’s sudden turn in ill health is due to some fluid in her lungs as well as chest pains.

Liz has been a massive part of Corrie history, having appeared on the show for an incredible long running 34 years. She joined the soap in 1974 as the role of Vera Duckworth, and stayed a regular within the storylines until 2008 – when she had requested Vera would be written out of the show due to her recent diagnosis of Emphysema.

In January 2008, the character Vera had died in her sleep and Liz officially retired from Coronation Street – though her character did briefly return for a one off appearance in 2010 as a spirit following the death of her on-screen husband Jack.

Speaking of leaving the show, Liz shares that she wishes she had retired sooner due to her ill health. Speaking with The Mirror, Liz explained: “I wish I had left before. It was a bit of a struggle. Some days I would have to sit in the car for about ten minutes before I had the energy to even start the engine.”

Sending our very best wishes to Liz and family, hoping the legendary actress makes a very speedy recovery.

Alice Perry