Corrie star Lisa George reveals she was left half-blind after mini-stroke

Coronation Street star Lisa George has revealed she was left half-blind in her right eye after she ‘haemorrhaged behind the optic nerve.’

The actress — who portrays Beth Tinker in the ITV soap — opened up about the incident took place four years ago.

‘I haemorrhaged behind my optic nerve four years ago and I’m half-blind in my right eye,’ Lisa told The Sun.

‘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.

Lisa also discussed how — in a bizarre coincidence — the specialist that treated her turned out to the be the father of her Dancing On Ice partner Tom Naylor.

‘I went to see a Dr Naylor in Blackpool. Then when I was doing Dancing On Ice I got talking to Tom and he’s also a doctor.

‘He was telling me that his dad is also a doctor, he’s an Ophthalmologist. He said he worked in Blackpool, and I was like, I went to see an eye doctor in Blackpool, he asked what he looked like and I said, he’s bald.

‘He was like, my dad’s bald. What is the likelihood of that – I’d seen his dad three years before we even met.

‘I had such an amazing time doing the show. Torvill and Dean were my idols. They used to have it on the telly all the time.’

Lisa arrived in Coronation Street in August 2011, and since then, her character Beth has become a mainstay of the popular soap.

Beth has featured in a number of storylines over the years, and her relationship with Kirk Sutherland (Andy Whyment) is a fan-favourite.

 

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