Jean Alexander 'not in danger' after health scare

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2014
Jean Alexander

Jean Alexander

'Coronation Street' icon Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden in the soap, is "not in danger" after experiencing a health scare earlier this week

Jean Alexander is "not in danger" after being rushed to hospital following a health scare.

The 'Coronation Street' icon, who played cleaner Hilda Ogden for 23 years, is in good spirits and currently recuperating from a mystery illness at a rehabilitation facility, her brother has revealed.

Jean was taken to a hospital in Southport, Merseyside, by ambulance on Monday (23.06.14) when paramedics responded to a 999 call.

Her brother Kenneth Hodgkinson told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She was taken in hospital on Monday, this last week. She did not feel too well in the morning. She was a little bit shaky so she was taken in and they tried to assess her to see what was the matter.

"We don't think it is serious, she is getting on very well.

"She has left the hospital now and is in rehabilitation, a home, just for a week or so.

"She seems reasonably chirpy and not in danger. From what I hear she is pottering about and so on. It seems to have passed over."

The 88-year-old soap star has thanked fans for their concern through her sibling, but doesn't wish to create a fuss.

Kenneth appealed: "She is very grateful for all the interest shown by the public in her. It is very kind of people to still be interested in her.

"She realises people may want to send cards. But she would be glad if she is not flooded with flowers or chocolates or things like that."

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