21/02/2017 09:45 GMT

Tim Healy Reveals Son Matt Healy’s Music ‘Brought Me Back To The Land Of The Living’ After Coma

'There were complications at the hospital and I ended up in intensive care.'

Tim Healy has opened up about his 2016 health scare for the first time, revealing the seriousness of his condition and crediting his son’s music with helping him to recover.

The actor was filming ‘Benidorm’ on location when he suddenly took ill back in May, and he’s now explained exactly what happened.

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Matt is Tim's son with Denise Welch 

Tim has made a series of lifestyle changes since the scare, including giving up smoking and alcohol.

“I’m feeling so much better, I’m on the mend now,” he says. “It’s been a long few months and we’ve really been through the wringer as a family, but we’ve come out the other side and I’m starting to work again.

“The doctors say it’s going to take me at least a year to get myself back full strength. I just want to get back to work, get back to ‘Benidorm’.”

‘Benidorm’ has been on our screens since 2007, and the 10th series - in which Tim returns as Les - begins airing next Wednesday (1 March).

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