Heartache as THIS Home and Away LEGEND finds their life on the line today

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John Palmer makes a heartbreaking confession from his hospital bed today...

There is heartache heading for Home and Away today when Summer Bay favourite John Palmer finds his health on the line.

Home and Away fans will have seen John fighting for his life yesterday after he was rushed to hospital after collapsing.

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, Ben Astoni

Marilyn was terrified when John collapsed last week (Picture: Channel 5)

Thankfully Tori Morgan was on hand to give John the care that he needed, but despite initially thinking he was having a stroke, it turned out John had a brain aneurysm.

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John's wife, Marilyn Chambers, was beside herself with worry, convinced that her making him live in a caravan for the past few weeks is what caused him to fall ill.

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers

John's life is in danger, and Marilyn blames herself (Picture: Channel 5)

Things took a turn for the worst when John the started to bleed from the nose and mouth, leaving Marilyn fearing the worst.

John in danger? 

Today's Home and Away sees John stabilised and rushed for more scans, but it is clear Tori is concerned the John's blood clot is deep.

With his speech slurred and his motor skills and memory severely effected, things don't look good for John, and Marilyn's fussing around him isn't helping.

Home and Away, Tori Morgan, Marilyn Chambers, Alf Stewart

John confesses he doesn't want wife Marilyn to see him in such a terrible state today (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

John's confession in Home and Away...

In the end John makes the heartbreaking confession to Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) that he doesn't want Marilyn seeing him looking so helpless, and asks him to take her home.

Alf understands, but trying to get Marilyn to leave John's bedside is easier said than done.

How will Marilyn take the news when she discovers John doesn't wants her at the hospital?

And can John make a full recovery?

Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.