Former Coronation Street star Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth, has suffered a heart attack, it has been reported.
The 73-year-old, who has already been diagnosed with incurable lung disease, was taken to hospital on Monday after complaining of chest pains, according to the Sun.
Her husband Donald told the newspaper: "She's had a slight heart attack."
But despite the scare he said he was confident she would recover, adding: "She is all right."
A spokesman for Coronation Street said: "Everyone on the show wishes her a speedy recovery and sends their love."
Dawn left the show in 2007 due to failing health. She made a one-off return in 2010 as Vera's "spirit" when her on-screen husband Jack was written out.