Tim Healy who plays the cross dresser Lesley in the hit ITV comedy Benidorm has been airlifted to hospital.

© Tiger Aspect A TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTION FOR ITV BENIDORM SERIES 6 EPISODE 1 Picture shows: ADAM GILLEN as Liam, TIM HEALY as Lesley, TONY MAUDSLEY as Kenneth and LOUIS EMERICK as Norman the Doorman The Garveys only get as far as Alicante airport before their holiday starts to go wrong, while Donald and Jacqueline stage a protest when Joyce Temple Savage refuses to give them a room. Kenneth is terrified by strange messages he’s been receiving at Blow n’ Go, until Liam and Lesley intervene. © Tiger Aspect This photograph is (C) Tiger Aspect and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alter
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Benidorm‘s Tim Healy has been airlifted to a hospital in Manchester after becoming seriously ill in Spain. It believed that Mr Healy had been living in a Spanish clinic, before being moved the UK, after he fell ill during filming the latest series of Benidorm.

The 64-year-old star, who has appeared in Benidorm since 2010 has been left “fighting for his life” after a “mystery illness” meant that he was transferred to a hospital in Manchester from Spain.

His illness was so severe that he had to withdraw from completing his filming commitments in Benidorm.

A source told The Metro that his condition had improved and that doctors were keeping a “constant eye on him.”

He needed surgery for a condition called intermittent claudication, an illness which causes cramping due to blocked arteries.

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He had surgery to remove blocked arteries in his legs in 2010.

 

THEGAYUK has reached out to ITV for comment.