Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn has been rushed to hospital with a lung condition, according to reports.
The former actress, 74, who played long-running character Vera Duckworth in the soap, fell ill suddenly on Thursday, it is believed.
She was admitted to a Manchester hospital with emphysema and is said to be suffering chest pains.
A source told The Sun: “She’s not in a good way and her loved ones are obviously very worried.”
Liz has been confined to a wheelchair in recent years and suffered a heart attack in 2013.
She had surgery to have a pacemaker fitted and admitted at the time: “My health is very bad these days.”
Liz left Corrie in 2008 after 34 years on screen.
She was one half of a popular double act with on-screen husband Bill Tarmey who played Jack Duckworth.
Bill died in 2012.