Corrie star Craig Charles’ son on oxygen as he’s rushed to hospital with Covid

Coronation Street actor Craig Charles has shocked fans after admitting his son is fighting for his life on oxygen in hospital with Covid-19.

The Red Dwarf star made the revelation just months after he was hospitalised with the virus.

Craig, 57, confirmed that while 32-year-old son Jack is seriously ill, he is optimistic he will survive. He told The Times: "He'll get there."

The DJ also confirmed that he has been able to face time Jack so the pair can keep in touch and he can get regular updates on his progress in the hospital.

Back in September Craig confirmed to fans that he was in hospital after he contracted Covid.

He took to Twitter to update his followers on his health as he admitted that he was being treated with oxygen having fallen ill.

He posted: "Okay guys I don’t want to alarm, but I've caught the Covid. Breathing is a bit laboured which is a worry, but I’ve got an oxymonitor so so far no hospital.

"Starting to feel a bit better but have to isolate, Sorry to let everyone down. Back soon."

Craig has previously admitted how he struggled to cope during lockdown due to the effects on his day to day life and business.

He turned to alcohol and started drinking heavily as he battled with his emotions over the restrictions.

He said: "It's been really bad for business. Mass gatherings is my job and sitting in your pants for 18 months watching Homes Under the Hammer drinking rosé isn't great for business.”

Craig also confessed that work is what keeps him on the right path after he once blew £250,000 on crack.

He continued: "I like to keep busy. When my brother died, everyone was saying, 'Is he going to go off the rails again?' But I just threw myself into work and have carried on working ever since."

Craig hosts The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6.

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