Corrie legend Charlie Lawson teases return after he saw blue during terrifying mini-stroke on stage


CORONATION Street legend Charles Lawson has confirmed “there are ideas” for Jim McDonald’s Weatherfield comeback after he opened up on the personal horror of his stroke.

The actor, who is celebrating 30 years since he first starred on the ITV soap, suffered a mini stroke while live on stage in October 2018.

Coronation Street actor Charles Lawson admitted there are ‘ideas’ for his soap comeback

The medical drama came just a few weeks after he returned to Coronation Street for a long-awaited comeback, as his bad boy character was released from jail.

He was part of a vast deception plotline to con former wife Liz, yet shortly after he delighted fans of the Cobbles, he was thrown into personal turmoil.

Charles opened up on his experiences on Tuesday’s Lorraine show, hosted by Christine Lampard.

He said of the mini-stroke, which happened during his stage show tour: “I had no idea.

Charles has played bad boy Jim McDonald on the ITV soap for 30 years
Jim was released from prison in 2018 and headed to see son Steve at his wedding
Jim has long been the bad boy of the Corrie cobbles

“All of a sudden I was completely unaware.

“Everything turned blue and I didn’t know where I was, I had no idea.”

He said his partner Debbie was in the crowd and immediately noted something was wrong.

She headed to his dressing room to help him, and he admitted it was then: “I knew something was wrong.

He said he had been chatting with Corrie’s boss only yesterday about a Corrie comeback, which would follow his explosive return in 2018
Charles likened Liz and Jim to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor for their passionate but explosive relationship

“Two weeks before, I was diagnosed with exhaustion.”

Charles is now working with the Stroke Association to raise awareness of the signs of a stroke.

Yet now back on track, he also has his sights set on a Corrie comeback.

Confessing he had chatted to show producer Iain Macleod only yesterday, he said: “For the first time I have met a producer that keeps in contact with me.

Charlie also told of his horror mini stroke suffered on stage in October 2018

“I was talking with him yesterday and there are ideas.

“But it’s not down to him, it’s down to the writers, so there could be a possibility.”

Talking about Jim’s relationship with ex wife Liz, played by Bev Callard, he added: “Those two are meant to be, it’s like Burton and Taylor.

“It’s very easy for me to go back – I have been living in Beverley’s pocket for a long time.”