ITV Coronation Street star rushed to hospital in suspected 'pneumonia' battle

An ITV Coronation Street has been rushed to hospital amid a pneumonia battle. ITV soap star Stephanie Davis, who appeared in Celebrity Big Brother previously, spoke out on Instagram via her Story as she shared a black-and-white snap.

The 31-year-old actress revealed she had been struggling with a cough for three weeks before seeking medical help. She told fans: “Had a bad chest infection for three weeks now. Went to the doctors today and they sent me to hospital thinking it was pneumonia, thankfully it’s just a really bad infection I can’t shift.

"My lovely mum sat with me for most of the day.” The star continued by thanking her mum for her help, writing: “So grateful for all she does and has done for me. Felt like it was a therapy session. We ended the day on a good laugh, nearly wetting ourselves in the car park when she screamed thinking her car was bashed, dinted and scratched and then vigorously tried to wipe the mark off to realise it wasn’t her car.

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“Love you mum, thank you for always being there.” The Corrie star added: “I’ve been put on steroids now (they never agree with me) and more antibiotics and something to break up my chest so hopefully can have a day cough free soon.”

On the NHS website, it says: "Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. Most people get better in 2 to 4 weeks, but babies, older people, and people with heart or lung conditions are at risk of getting seriously ill and may need treatment in hospital."

It adds: "You'll usually be given antibiotics to treat pneumonia. Most people get better in 2 to 4 weeks. Pneumonia is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. You can catch it from someone who has it, or you can sometimes get it if you have another infection."