Panic as he falls ill on new tour

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

I thought they were from a dif­fer­ent play. For two min­utes I had no idea where I was, then I woke up in the wings. It was a lit­tle dis­turb­ing to say the least.”

Charles says he has re­cov­ered from the mini-stroke three weeks ago and has thrown him­self back into work. He’ll be ap­pear­ing at the Manch­ester Opera House this week.

He added: “There was no last­ing dam­age so I’m back on stage and de­lighted to be say­ing I’m fir­ing on all cylinders.

“When I sit and think about it then it’s a shock but ap­par­ently they are com­mon. Some­times peo­ple don’t even know they’ve had them. “But I def­i­nitely knew some­thing was wrong with me – I had ab­so­lutely no idea what was go­ing on at all. “I’ve been given med­i­ca­tion which I’ll be on for the rest of my life. But I can as­sure you I’m in good nick.” A TIA – tran­sient is­chaemic at­tack – hap­pens when part of the brain has a lack of blood flow. It causes stroke­like symp­toms that re­solve within 24 hours. Un­like a stroke, it doesn’t cause per­ma­nent dis­abil­i­ties. Charles re­turned to Cor­rie for two months ear­lier this year but is not rul­ing out a longer re­turn. “I’d like to see the Mc­Don­alds back to­gether, fit and healthy. To­gether they are a for­mi­da­ble cou­ple.” Take it easy, Charles.

STAGE FRIGHT Charles play­ing De­tec­tive Re­bus on na­tional tour

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