05/02/2017 10:29 GMT

'Coronation Street' Spoilers: Ken Barlow's Life 'Hanging In The Balance' As He 'Suffers Second Stroke'

Are 'Corrie' fans about to bid farewell to the long-standing character?

He’s Soapland’s longest-serving character, but it seems Ken Barlow might finally be about to bow out of ‘Coronation Street’, according to The Sun.

Months after being rushed to hospital, the newspaper has claimed that Ken is to suffer a second stroke “in the coming weeks”, that will have his life “hanging in the balance”.

Bill Roache as Ken Barlow
Ken Barlow has had a tough few months

In 2016, the Barlow family were put firmly back in the spotlight in ‘Corrie’, when Ken’s stroke saw him joined by his estranged son and grandson, Daniel and Adam, who both came to be at his side in his hour of need.

Actor Bill Roache, who appeared in the very first episode of the ITV soap almost 57 years ago, admitted to the Sunday Mirror last year that his advancing years hadn’t put him off acting, adding: I’m not shy of hard work. I’ll be there until the end if they’ll have me.”

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