Simon Gregson's wife almost died over the weekend

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 September 2017
Simon Gregson and his wife Emma Gleave

Simon Gregson and his wife Emma Gleave

Simon Gregson has heaped praise on the doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester after they saved her life over the weekend

Simon Gregson's wife was just hours from death last weekend after she was struck down with a mystery illness.

The 'Coronation Street' actor - who is known for playing hapless cabbie Steve McDonald in the long-running soap - took to his Twitter account on Saturday (16.09.17) to praise the NHS doctors at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester for working so hard to save his spouse Emma Gleave's life after she fell unwell and needed surgery.

He wrote: "@NHSEngland so three times the wonderful doctors of the NHS have saved my wife's life even when so over worked and at breaking point (sic)."

Emma then added: "I usually wouldn't do this but I was a couple of hours away from not being here to write this.

Last night I was rushed into wythenshawe hospital. Long story short, I needed a scan desperately late last night and due to staff shortages no-one was on call. I owe my life to DR Arora who travelled to scan me at Midnight and preformed life saving surgery on me through the night. Our NHS is amazing!!!!! Everyone here does the work of 10 people on their own! Stop the cuts.... the NHS are the backbone of our country. Feeling very lucky today. (sic)"

Simon and Emma have been married since 2010 and have three boys, Alfie, nine, Harry, seven, and Henry, 21 months, together, but have previously revealed they've lost 11 babies over the course of their relationship.

The 42-year-old star was forced to make the revelation after his wife received some abuse online around the same time his on-screen character's spouse Michelle (Kym Marsh) sadly delivered a stillborn.

He said at the time: "Me and Emma have lost children. First one at 21 weeks and four days. As a bloke being there and witness to all this, you feel completely helpless. Your wife, who's carried the baby and has not given birth ...

"Then there's all the stuff that goes along with being a human being, the chemical reaction, everything that goes on in your brain, the hormones, all that kind of stuff. The bloke's completely helpless. What's he supposed to do but support? So men and women grieve differently for all sorts of things."

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