ITV’s Coronation Street star Andy Whyment has played the role of Kirk Sutherland for 20 years, and most recently featured in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!. But, his mum has revealed that he has two star-shaped scars on his chest; remnants of a life-threatening battle against a collapsed lung.
Andy, 38, has been in acting since 1993, after training in his hometown of Salford.
He’s featured in a number of well-known television programmes, including Heartbeat, The Royal Family, and – most notably – Coronation Street.
Andy was also named as the runner-up in the 19th series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.
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Andy’s mum said last year: “He had problems at birth and had to have two tubes put in his chest whilst on a ventilator.”
She told The Mirror: “They left scars in the shape of two stars. Fred [his dad] said he was going to be a star.
“We were advised to get a priest, but he fought.
“We knew then he was here for a purpose. He was in the special care unit for six weeks.”
The most common symptoms of a collapsed lung include chest pain, feeling short of breath, and fatigue.
You could also be at risk of the condition if your skin turns a bluish colour, or if you suddenly start breathing very quickly.
If you think that you may have a collapsed lung, you should seek medical attention straight away.
There’s no way to prevent the condition, and if you do have a collapsed lung, it’s likely to occur again within two years.
Published at Sun, 03 May 2020 14:46:00 +0000