Katie re­veals all over pan­tomime col­lapse

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

KATIE McG­lynn has opened up about her dra­matic hos­pi­tal dash af­ter col­laps­ing be­fore a pan­tomime per­for­mance.

The for­mer Corona­tion Street star played Tinker­bell in Peter Pan in North­wich over the fes­tive pe­riod but was forced to pull out of her role af­ter fall­ing ill with a virus.

The Rochdale ac­tress, who left the street in Oc­to­ber af­ter six years as Sinead Tin­ker, spoke about her or­deal – which in­cluded be­ing whisked to A&E in an am­bu­lance – on ITV’s Lor­raine.

“It was very dra­matic,” Katie laughed. “There was an am­bu­lance - I don’t re­mem­ber that, I just re­mem­ber wak­ing up in A&E in my Tinker­bell cos­tume.”

Katie told host Lor­raine Kelly that she had been un­well for a while but thought it was just a cold un­til she fainted be­tween shows.

She said: “I was feel­ing a bit off and sick and a bit stumbly and I thought, this is re­ally weird.

“I just felt re­ally spaced out. Then in be­tween shows I fainted. Then all of it is a bit of a blur.”

Katie ex­plained that she was ad­vised to have rest as she had a virus brought on by ex­haus­tion. Speak­ing of how much she loved her time in the panto, Katie, who is now on the mend, added: “I loved every­one there, I loved the part. It was such a light re­lief - it’s ba­si­cally stand up on stage.

“I was to­tally in my el­e­ment.”

Katie McG­lynn had to pull out of pan­tomime af­ter col­laps­ing

Katie on ITV’s Lor­raine

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