Catherine Tyldesley reveals her grandfather is on a ventilator battling coronavirus and is convinced her husband Tom and son Alfie, five, caught it last year

Catherine Tyldesley has revealed her grandfather is on a ventilator battling coronavirus.

The former Coronation Street star, 36, took to Instagram on Thursday and told fans he grandfather is ‘really, really poorly’. 

Catherine, whose parents are also battling coronavirus, said she is convinced her husband Tom Pitfield and son Alfie, five, caught it on a flight in November last year.     

Poorly: Catherine Tyldesley has revealed her grandfather is on a ventilator as he battles coronavirus

Catherine said: ‘He’s on a ventilator in hospital at the moment.

‘My parents were really really poorly for about a month. They really struggled to shake it.

‘I’m convinced, I’ve got a lot of friends who are doctors and most have said it’s been going on since September, October and people have been keeping it quiet and it’s built and built and built. 

‘I’m convinced my Tom and Alfie had it in November. They caught it on a flight and some man collapsed on a plane, a young man, on oxygen, couldn’t breathe.’

Ill: Catherine, whose parents are also battling coronavirus, said she is convinced her husband Tom Pitfield and son Alfie, five, caught it on a flight in November last year

‘Very, very poorly’: Catherine said: ‘He’s on a ventilator in hospital at the moment’

‘All the symptoms of corona. The day after Tom woke up and said, “Phone me an ambulance I can’t breathe”. And you now how fit my Tom is – he’s never ill. He was so ill.

Catherine continued: ‘Four days later Alfie got it. And it’s only now that I’m going, “Oh my God that was it”. 

‘I put it on Instagram and so many people messaged me saying they were on my Emirates flight and they got sick.’

Scary: The actress previously revealed that her mum Janet and dad Graham have been suffering from symptoms of the deadly virus for three weeks

Last month, the Strictly star revealed that both of her parents Janet and Graham are battling coronavirus. 

The actress made the surprise revelation during an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain, adding her father was briefly hospitalised during his battle with the deadly disease. 

But Catherine insisted that after three weeks of battling the virus she is optimistic that her parents have ‘turned a corner’ towards getting better. 

Health: Catherine said: ‘My parents were really really poorly for about a month. They really struggled to shake it’

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