The actor hasn’t exactly had it easy in recent months, and recently completed a stint in rehab after admitting to suffering from drug and alcohol issues.
Taking to his Facebook page, Michael told fans he will be back soon, thanking them for their support.
“Hi there, just to let you know for all them asking, i think my first episode back on corrie is next week, or the week after im not sure,” he wrote. “ive got to tell you it feels so good to be back. thank you all again for all your fantastic support and good wishes.” [sic]
Over the weekend, Michael reportedly celebrated six months of being sober following his participation in a rehab programme, according to the Sunday People.
A friend of the actor reportedly told the paper that Michael’s new relationship was key in his happiness.
"They've come through so much together and are ready to start an exciting new time in their lives.”
At present, the residents of 'Coronation Street' are currently still reeling from the shock murder of Tina McIntyre.
Peter Barlow is currently under arrest on suspicion of murder, while the real killer is busy planning his wedding to Tracy.