Sue Cleaver contracts mystery bug
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 July 2012
'Coronation Street' star Sue Cleaver was struck down with a mystery illness while filming in Kenya and she is now recovering at home
'Coronation Street' star Sue Cleaver was struck down with a mystery illness while filming in Kenya.
The actress - who plays Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV1 soap - was filming a documentary in one of the country's slums and when she returned home she had to be rushed to hospital after feeling unwell.
There were fears she may have caught malaria but after emergency tests and spending a day-and-a-half in hospital, doctors ruled out the potentially fatal disease.
A show source said: "No one really knows what's wrong with Sue, but she's been feeling very ill. It started pretty much as soon as she got back from Kenya.
"Obviously serious alarm bells start ringing when you come back from Africa feeling unwell because you hear so many horror stories about people contracting diseases out there."
Sue - who was in Kenya with soap co-stars Brooke Vincent, Ryan Thomas and Ben Price to film a documentary called 'Corrie Goes To Kenya' to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS - is now recovering at home and it is not known when she will be well enough to return to the Manchester-based soap.
The source added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It may become a problem if she's off too much longer. Having said that, all the bosses are concerned about is her recovery."