Malcolm Hebden’s health: “I was dying,” the Corrie star says of his coma following a near-fatal incident.
Malcolm Hebden, who has portrayed Norris Cole on Coronation Street for 27 years, has left fans devastated after confirming the fake character’s death. Norris’ death, on the other hand, is owing to actor Malcolm’s real-life health issues – what are they?
Beginning on Wednesday, September 15, a double bill of episodes containing Norris’ death from a stroke will run. The actor’s last appearance on the ITV serial was in an episode commemorating VE Day in 2020. But, since then, the actor has made the courageous decision to stop performing entirely.
After suffering a near-fatal heart attack, the 81-year-old decided to retire. The actor had a “silent heart attack” in 2017 that arrived with no warning signals.
His disease was so terrible that it caused a hole in his heart’s left ventricle, and his chances of survival were bleak. The actor was placed in an induced coma for three weeks after an emergency operation.
Malcolm told the Blackpool Gazette about his ordeal: “I was in an induced coma for most of December, in the care of these fantastic, beautiful professionals at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).
“Fortunately, I didn’t realize how horrible it was until it was too late; I was dying.
“Mr Zacharias and his cardiology team literally saved my life.”
In order to repair the damage caused by the heart attack, the actor who won Funniest Character at the Inside Soap Awards in 2001 and 2002 had his heart “wallpapered” by medics. The scientists accomplished this feat by using tissue from a cow.
Malcolm dismissed his initial symptoms as a harmless chest infection, but after having his heart monitored by his GP, the seriousness of the situation became clear.
An ambulance was summoned while the actor was at the doctor’s office, and it was discovered that he was having a heart attack. The surgeon must execute a dangerous and “groundbreaking” treatment because to the severity of the condition doctors are dealing with.
According to Harvard Health, roughly half of all heart attacks are misdiagnosed as other, less serious issues, increasing your risk of dying from coronary artery disease.
Heart attacks that are silent occur for 45 percent of all heart attacks, and males tend to be more affected than women.
They are referred to as “quiet.” “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”