Coronation Street star Lisa George has revealed that she has been partially blind in one eye for the last four years.
The 50-year-old, who plays Kirk's wife Beth Sutherland, suffered a mini-stroke that caused lasting damage to her vision.
"I haemorrhaged behind my optic nerve four years ago and I'm half-blind in my right eye," she told the Daily Star.
"They said it was like a stroke but also I got hit in the eye with a bit of rope.
"They think I'd had some mini-stroke but a specialist said it has to be the rope, I still don't know."
Due to her condition, George has only made a few appearances on Corrie since the coronavirus pandemic began and is now not due to return to filming until next year.