FORMER Emmerdale actor John Bowe has been rushed to hospital after breaking his shoulder in a ladder fall.
The soap legend, 70, shared his painful news with fans on Twitter, posting a picture of nasty wound on his forehead.
He wrote: "I’ve had an accident. I’ve broken my shoulder but more intriguing is the ‘Star of David’ I’ve acquired on my forehead. Fear not. I shall survive. 2020. What a year."
Corrie legend Charlie Lawson was shocked by the sight of his injured pal and asked what had happened.
John replied: "Never work at the top of a ladder without assistance."
The actor was taken to hospital people by ambulance, and he is grateful for the care he received.
In a follow up post to reassure fans, he said: "Thankyou so much for all your kind messages.
"They ease the pain. (Not really!) And I must thank the ambulance crew who rescued me and took me to Harrogate Hospital, where Larissa the nurse and Doctor Sarah looked after me. God bless the NHS. JBx."
John has starred in a number of popular TV dramas, most notably as tough businessman Duggie Freeman in Coronation Street between 1999 and 2002 and wealthy Lawrence White in Emmerdale from 2014 to 2018.
Earlier this year John said he “nearly died” following his battle with coronavirus.
He tweeted: “I have nearly died twice in my life. Once just last week.”
He continued: “The gauze between life and death is extremely thin and oh so easy to pass through.”
In March the star revealed he was suffering from the symptoms associated with the virus.
He tweeted: "#coronavirus #selfisolation Most poorly I've been today. Will this headache never stop? Intermittent dry cough like clearing some froth. Very sore throat. Shortness of breath. Very tired. Chest feels like there's smouldering fire."
While he has since recovered, John is keen to raise awareness of the severity of the pandemic.
He hit out at the “selfishness of the masses” as people ignored government guidelines over the weekend.
He wrote: “Beware the fickleness, selfishness and stupidity of the masses. Come on UK. We’re better than this. Stand firm and strong behind our leaders who, together with us, are trying to find a way through this vicious clinging swamp. #StayHomeSaveLives”.
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