'Benidorm' Actor Tim Healy Doing 'Much Better', Following Hospital Stay

'All the Benidorm cast and crew wish him a healthy recovery in his own time.'

ITV bosses have assured ‘Benidorm’ fans that Tim Healy is doing “much better”, after the actor was taken to hospital while filming on location in Spain.

On Monday (16 May), it was reported that the Geordie actor, who has also made appearances in ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ and ‘Coronation Street’ throughout his career, had been taken to a Spanish hospital a month ago, when he was struck down by an unknown illness.

Over the weekend, Tim was deemed well enough to be flown home to the UK, with a representative now confirming that his condition was improving significantly.

<strong>Tim Healy</strong>
Tim Healy
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<strong>Tim in character as Leslie in 'Benidorm'</strong>
Tim in character as Leslie in 'Benidorm'

His ex-wife, Denise Welch, has also offered an update on Twitter, telling fans:

Tim is probably best known for his role in ‘Benidorm’ as Les (and his alter-ego, Leslie), which he has played since joining the ITV comedy show in 2010.