Craig Charles taken to hospital after health scare during radio show

The star said his fingers were tingling

Glasgow, UK, 30 June 2018. Craig Charles at The Fiesta x FOLD Festival, Glasgow, UK Credit: Stuart Westwood/Alamy Live News
Craig Charles fell ill on the radio. (Alamy Live News)

Craig Charles has reportedly revealed he ended up in hospital after suddenly finding himself unable to hold a pen properly while he was live on air.

The Mirror said the former Red Dwarf actor was hosting his BBC 6 Music radio show earlier this week when he fell ill, with tingling fingers and a pain in his head.

Charles said staff checked he was OK but that he wanted to go on with his show.

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However, when he had finished his wife apparently whisked him off to A&E where he ended up having tests including an ECG and a CT scan.

The star was quoted as saying: “My hands couldn't grip the pen and my fingers were tingling.

Actor host and broadcaster Craig Charles entertaining the crowd with his Funk and Soul club on the main stage at the 2017 OnBlackheath Music Festival
Craig Charles had tests in hospital. (PA Images/Alamy)

"I had a pain in the right side of me shoulder going up my neck and into the back of my head."

Charles, 58, is now back on the airwaves and said that so far doctors had not got to the bottom of his mystery illness.

However, he assured fans: "At least I am not dying yet."

The star also praised the staff at the hospital, saying that they were "brilliant" while they were looking after him.

Charles found fame playing Dave Lister in massive sci-fi hit Red Dwarf, which aired from 1988 to 1999 before returning for another run a few years later.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Craig Charles as Dave Lister attends a photocall for the return of Red Dwarf with a new six-part series 'Red Dwarf X' on October 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Craig Charles starred in Red Dwarf. (Getty Images)

He is also known by many TV viewers for playing the character Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street, a role he had between 2005 and 2015.

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