The Sun reports that Liz Dawn has laughed off claims she is seriously ill.
The 66-year-old, who plays Vera Duckworth, was reported to be in hospital suffering a deterioration of her lung condition, emphysema, which kills 30,000 people in the UK every year.
But yesterday it emerged Liz was at Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, for a routine check-up.
And she insisted she will be back at work tomorrow.
A Coronation Street spokesman said: “It’s very much exaggerated, she is fine and simply went to her specialist.”