Wednesday, June 23

Coronation Street star Lisa George shares shes blind in one eye – Digital Spy

Coronation Street star Lisa George has opened up about her health issues, sharing that she’s partially blind in one eye.

The actress said she’s not entirely sure what caused it, but said she remembered an incident where she was hit in the eye with a bit of rope. However, doctors haven’t ruled out it being caused by a mini-stroke.

“I haemorrhaged behind my optic nerve four years ago and I’m half-blind in my right eye, they said it was like a stroke but also I got hit in the eye with a bit of rope,” she told The Sun.

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“They think I’d had some mini-stroke but a specialist said it has to be the rope, I still don’t know. I lost my peripheral.”

Lisa, who plays Beth Sutherland (aka Beth Tinker) in the ITV soap, finished in fifth place at this year’s Dancing on Ice series.

She previously explained that she’d signed up for the show to improve her confidence and her health, having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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Speaking to The Sun before the show began, she said: “Everyone is saying it will be nice for people to see the real me.

“But actually, I agreed to do it because I am turning 50 in October this year, which is a huge deal, and I am determined to get fit.

“Instead of fat and diabetic, which I currently am. I have Type 2 diabetes which I want to get rid of.”

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with Fridays sometimes featuring an hour-long episode from 7.30pm instead.

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