ITV’s Coronation Street star Andy Whyment has played the role of Kirk Sutherland for 20 years, and most recently featured in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!. But, his mum has revealed that he has two star-shaped scars on his chest; remnants of a life-threatening battle against a collapsed lung.

Andy, 38, has been in acting since 1993, after training in his hometown of Salford.

He’s featured in a number of well-known television programmes, including Heartbeat, The Royal Family, and – most notably – Coronation Street.

Andy was also named as the runner-up in the 19th series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.

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Andy’s mum said last year: “He had problems at birth and had to have two tubes put in his chest whilst on a ventilator.”

She told The Mirror: “They left scars in the shape of two stars. Fred [his dad] said he was going to be a star.

“We were advised to get a priest, but he fought.

“We knew then he was here for a purpose. He was in the special care unit for six weeks.”

Source: Daily Express

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