Paul Foreman was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and had to adapt to a whole new routine.
But the Coronation Street character played by Peter Ash is left speechless when he receives a devastating health update.
Paul Foreman is slowly losing control of his mobility as his motor neurone disease continues to take over.
With his routine severely impacted by his condition, Paul had to make some significant adjustments.
In scenes airing on ITV next week, he is forced to make another change when Izzy Armstrong (played by Cherylee Houston) advises him to be brutally honest about his disability when assessing his personal independence payment or he will lose.
Paul later confirms that he has applied for PIP, but it will be eleven weeks before he receives any news.
His mother Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove) is horrified and wonders how he will cope until then.
Weatherfield vicar Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) is later called to a meeting with the bishop, prompting Bernie to tell Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) that she is accompanying Paul to his speech therapy session and that the police will have to wait.
Meanwhile, Paul tells David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) how he tried to seduce Billy, but he realizes he’s too tired.
David urges him to talk to Billy – but will Paul take his advice?
In later scenes, Paul tells the speech therapist about his recent coughing fits.
Bernie quells her concern and insists they see the MND nurse.
The bishop tells Billy that he is ready to lift his suspension and that it is time to get back to work.
Billy is pleased, but his mood is short-lived when Bernie calls from the hospital.
The MND nurse breaks the news to Paul that he only has 6 to 12 months to live – how will he react?
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Fans of the Manchester-based program are preparing for the departure of Paul Foreman.
The contractor tried to bring back some last fond memories and clear up any loose ends, especially by walking down the aisle with Billy in emotional scenes.
But how will his final moments on the cobbles turn out?
Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.