CORONATION Street favourite Alan Halsall has revealed that he has undergone major surgery on his leg.
The actor – who has played mechanic Tyrone Dobbs on the ITV soap since 1998 – shared a photo from his bed on Wednesday.
Corrie star Alan Halsall revealed he’s underwent surgery on his leg last weekCredit: Instagram
Alan has played Tyrone Dobbs on the soap since 1998Credit: ITV
Alan, 41, managed to smile through the pain as told fans that he had ACL reconstruction surgery, whereby the torn ligament is replaced with a tissue graft.
The star said he was recovering at home after undergoing the surgery last Friday.
Posing with his thumbs up, Alan shared: “ACL Reconstruction surgery ✔️.Well, On Friday I underwent ACL reconstruction surgery.I have been told the surgery went really well.”
The soap star said he was heading in the right direction but the road to recovery would be long.
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“I know I have a long 9-12 months of rehabilitation ahead of me but I’m sure with the support of family & friends I’ll get there,” he continued.
He then praised the NHS for their support during this time and added: “Thank you to the amazing! Staff at Oaklands and also thanks to my very own nurse.”
Alan’s soap pals were quick to share their messages of support.
Clare Sweeney and his onscreen mum posted: “This is great news, glad it was a success.”
Former Corrie star Ryan Thomas shared a love heart emoji.
While actress Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby, penned: “Aw recover well, darling.”
Alan may be best known for playing lovable Tyrone on the cobbles.
But away from the soap he has a very different job after setting up his own property firm.
The actor is investing his money wisely after launching his secret second career away from the cobbles.
He has snapped up a modest red brick three-bed terrace for £100,000 and the pad is a dead ringer for the place at 9, Coronation Street where his character Tyrone Dobbs resides.
Alan bought the pad with a mortgage raised against his firm Rae Property Ltd – named in honour of his daughter Sienna-Rae.
An ITV source said: “Alan is planning more homes and if he snaps up a couple more in the road as they become available, he could have his very own Coronation Street.”
The small home might be the double of his on-set gaff, but it is worlds away from the stunning home he shares with his daughter and ex-costar lover Tisha Merry in an upmarket part of the city.
The actor built his dream home, now worth a whopping £750k, with former wife Lucy-Jo Hudson – who also starred in the soap.
The pad boasts a luxury lounge, a grand hallway and a lavish bathroom that has a freestanding bath, plus a monster kitchen and a huge garden.
Alan has a secret side hustle away from the soapCredit: ITV