PUBLISHED: 12:35, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:35, Mon, Sep 7, 2020
Coronation Street star Beverley Callard, 63, has revealed that she is concerned about her ability to walk after previously insisting she would be back on her feet by Christmas. The Liz McDonald actress shared her worries about her recovery after her botched hip surgery back in March.
The operation left her with little soft tissue in the joint and her bones rubbing together.
She underwent a second surgery in July, but she is still struggling to regain her mobility.
Beverley also admitted she kept her pain hidden from her children Rebecca, 45, and Joshua, 31 – and stepchildren – Ben, 34, Jon, 31, and Danielle, 29, during the coronavirus lockdown.
She said: "My children were quite upset to see me.
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Beverley Callard 'scared' she may never walk again after surgery (Image: ITV)
Beverley Callard plays Liz McDonald in Coronation Street (Image: ITV)
“Even though we’d FaceTimed, they were quite shocked when they saw me in person."
The actress had been hoping to be able to walk again in time to film her Corrie character’s final scenes by Christmas.
When quizzed on whether she would be back to normal by the festive season, she replied: "No, I can’t say that, to be honest.
"Because everything depends on my doctors. They’ve told me this will be a long recovery. I can't make any plans. Each day is about making the tiniest amount of