Benidorm creator tells how Tim Healy quickly ‘died’ after being struck down by poser illness

Benidorm star Tim Healy “died” after being struck down with a poser illness, a show’s creator has said.

Derren Litten suggested a North East actor was brought behind to life after descending ill while filming a strike comedy in Spain final year.

Thankfully, a doctors were means to cure Tim and a 65-year-old has now returned to filming a subsequent array of a ITV show.

Derren told Cool FM Spain: “They operated on Tim and it didn’t go good during all. He died. He prosaic lined.

“They had to cure him. He was in complete caring for a month.”

Tim, who has played cross-dressing Lesley in Benidorm given 2010, was struck down with a illness as a expel was filming array 9 of a show.

Derren said: “He was impossibly unwell. We had shot about 3 episodes with Tim.

“I got a phone call from Tim’s wife, Joan, during a hotel and she pronounced he was unwell, doubled adult in pain and can’t move.

“I jumped into my automobile and went down there. He was in a flattering bad way.”

Tim was rushed to a private sanatorium in Spain and was in a coma for days with reports during a time observant he was fighting for his life.

Tim Healy and his son Matthew

Tim Healy and his son Matthew
(Photo: newcastle account – Tark)

As his illness worsened, Tim’s ex-wife Denise Welch is accepted to have flown to Spain to revisit him – while Joan kept a bedside vigil.

After his condition stabilised, doctors authorised a actor to fly to a sanatorium in Manchester.

Tim done a full liberation during his home in Wilmslow and has returned to filming array 10 of a show, that will atmosphere in a winter of 2018.

Reflecting on his liberation final month, Tim pronounced his son Matty’s rope The 1975 effectively saved his life.

The actor pronounced his mother stranded by his side while he was in sanatorium and kept personification a band’s manuscript to him.

He added: “She pronounced that while we was in a coma she kept personification my son’s song to me; she had his manuscript on a loop.

“After a few days we started smiling and afterwards we came round, so it was my son’s song that brought me behind to a land of a living.”

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Tim initial won over viewers with his purpose as Dennis Patterson in strike 1980s comedy Auf Wiedersehen Pet about a squad of Geordie builders in Germany.

More recently he starred as Gastric alongside David Jason in Still Open All Hours.

Tim separate with Denise, a former star of ITV’s Loose Women, in 2012 and married Joan in a warn rite 3 years later.