'Coronation Street' star Jean Alexander has thanked fans for all their good wishes for her recovery from illness, but has stressed she doesn't want any fuss.
The 88-year-old actress's brother Kenneth Hodgkinson told the Mirror:
“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.”
But Kenneth said his sister does not want any fuss. “She realises people may want to send cards” he said.
“But she would be glad if she is not flooded with flowers or chocolates or things like that.”
Jean, who played Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden for 23 years, was taken into hospital on Monday after falling ill at her Merseyside home.
She is now reported to be recovering in a rehabilitation unit, with her brother telling the Mirror that she remains cheerful and back on her feet.
Hilda Ogden remains one of Corrie's most beloved characters, with fans hooked by Jean Alexander's comedic but tender partnership with late actor Bernard Youens, who played her idle husband Stan.
Jean Alexander retired from acting in 2010, with her last regular role that of Aunty Wainwright in 'Last Of The Summer Wine'.