Frail Ken is set to suffer another serious health scare in Coronation Street. Could this be the end as he battles for his life?
Coronation Street's Ken Barlow will be left battling for his life once again sparking fears for fans that actor Bill Roache could be quitting the cobbles.
According to The Sun, Ken will be seen fighting for his life after he suffers a second suspected stroke.
It will come only months after Ken, who has been a character on Corrie since its first episode in 1960, suffered a stroke towards the end of last year.
"Ken had only just recovered from the terrible stroke he suffered in October, so this latest attack hits him twice as hard", an insider from the soap told the Sun. "He is rushed to hospital and his life is very much hanging in the balance.
"Obviously for someone who was so recently ill, the chances of him coming out of it alive - let alone unscathed - are drastically reduced!"
Viewers recently saw the long-suffering father and grandfather telling his concerned offspring that he had added a Do Not Resuscitate order to his medical records. Daughter Tracy was particularly upset and reacted angrily to the news that her dad would rather die than be kept alive should he suffer another stroke.
But let's not forget Ken is made of strong stuff and is like a cat with nine lives. During his time on the cobbles he has survived falling down a ravine, an overdose attempt and an armed siege, not to mention all the other disasters that have struck Weatherfield from tram crashes to explosions.
Actor Bill, 84, has always insisted that he would only ever leave the cobbles if he was written out of the soap or killed off. Is Street legend Ken going to survive this latest dramatic health scare or is his time as Corrie's most loved and longest-serving character coming to an end?
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