Coronation Street actor Gareth Berliner rushed to hospital with sepsis


CORONATION Street actor Gareth Berliner, who plays Macca on the soap, has been rushed to hospital with sepsis.

The star, who has had Crohn’s Disease for 30 years, took to Instagram today to reveal he ended up in hospital at one in the morning on Friday after falling ill.

Gareth Berliner – who plays Macca – is in hospital with sepsis

He wrote: “Well I was brought into hospital by ambulance about 1a.m owing to some amount of sepsis with terrible Rygors while hooked up and infusing Saline.

“It wasn’t even pumping that fast. Vomiting and upset gut and a temp of 39.”

He continued: “My levels of neauraphil are below 1, .98 to be precise and 36 hours earlier they had been at 9.

“3 is the bottom of that scale and I’m on .98 . It means my already weakened immune system is even I’ve been put in isolation…in other words I have a room to myself.. I’m happy with that.”

The actor shared a picture from his hospital bed
His character with Shona

The comedian has previously told how he takes a nutritional feed into his blood via a tube in his chest.

The actor told The Mirror: “Having Sepsis of any kind is part and parcel of living with Total Parenteral Nutrition and just one of those things that happens from time to time. I’ve had TPN as a result of short gut syndrome for 19 years.

“I’m ok today… just stuck in here and they’re investigating what caused the issue. I don’t have a temperature anymore and am now being infused with some strong antibiotics to fight whatever bug is messing with my immune system.”

Gareth last appeared in Corrie in February of this year as Callum Logan’s mate. He previously appeared on and off between October 2014 and August 2017.

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Macca in the Rovers Return

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