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Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver reveals she almost died after battle with sepsis

Sue Cleaver has revealed she almost got here near demise after being recognized with sepsis.

The 56-year-old actress, identified for taking part in Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street, revealed on This Morning how she’d been recognized with the life-threatening an infection in July earlier this 12 months.

Speaking on the present to hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, Sue defined how she began to really feel ailing whereas filming on the cleaning soap.

‘I didn’t actually take it significantly,’ Sue mentioned. ‘I suffer like many people with IBS and I thought I’m having a aptitude up of IBS.’

After going dwelling sick, she returned to the set the following day the place her situation worsened.

‘I went again taking pictures and it was the most well liked day of the 12 months and I used to be on set with a scorching water bottle, shaking, and Melanie Hill turned to me and mentioned, “Look at your feet”.

Eileen is in danger in Coronation Street

Eileen on Coronation Street (Picture: ITV)

‘And my feet were just blue and purple and all the goosebumps on my arms. I was in pain and freezing cold, so I went home after lunch, got into bed. I had socks on, leggings, dressing gown, thinking of not only have I got IBS, I’ve caught the flu now.’

It wasn’t till Sue’s husband rang their paramedic daughter-in-law when Sue determined to go to hospital, the place she was recognized with sepsis.

‘I didn’t know I had sepsis till the following day within the ward,’ Sue mentioned.

‘I think it was purely from the kidney infection which was very severe. The biggest lesson for me is we stride on through life, we’ve acquired commitments and we simply put up and get on with issues, and that may be a large mistake.’

‘All I wanted to do was sleep,’ Sue added. ‘If [my husband] hadn’t have come dwelling and I’d have gone to sleep, then what would have occurred?’

In response, This Morning’s physician Ranj Singh mentioned: ‘It may have been very, very different for you.’

She additionally described how she’d been affected by ‘horrific nightmares’ within the weeks following the prognosis, saying: ‘[I’ve had] actually unusual nightmares of being shot or having a noose round my neck and having to drop over a ravine.

‘Also I don’t have a candy tooth in any respect, not , and that’s all I wished for about three weeks – simply craving muffins, pastries, custard, every part I’d by no means eat.’

Sue, nevertheless, assured she was again in form following the incident, despite the fact that it’s taken some time to get again within the swing of issues on Coronation Street.

‘It took me so long to learn the lines,’ Sue mentioned. ‘But it’s taken some time for every part to get again to regular. But I really feel like my previous self now.’

You can catch This Morning weekdays on ITV at 10.30am.

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