Coronation Street star who plays Macca rushed to A&E with sepsis

ILLNESS: Gareth has suffered with Crohn‘s disease for 30 years (Pic: Coronation Street)

The comedian, 46, has battled Crohn’s Disease for 30 years and has told how he takes a nutritional feed into his blood via a tube in his chest.

Speaking of the 999 dash, he said: “I was brought into hospital owing to some amount of sepsis, vomiting and upset gut and a temp of 39.” 

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammation of the gut which affects how his body absorbs food. 

He has had a dozen operations to remove much of his small intestine. 

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“My disease doesn’t seem like a big deal and I don’t let it control my life”

Gareth Berliner

He said previously: “Technically I don’t need to eat, because I’m only taking in 10% nutrition from food, so everything I get comes from my fluids.”

Gareth spoke of his condition when auditioning for Corrie. 

He added: “My disease doesn’t seem like a big deal and I don’t let it control my life. 

“They saw something in me and called me back months later to audition.”

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