Tonights episode of Coronation Street will see a shocking turn of events in Ali Neesons (James Burrows) storyline that will see him collapse before being found on the floor, convulsing, by his brother Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott).
But what is wrong with Dr Ali and does his shock collapse in tonights episode mean he is leaving the ITV soap?
What is wrong with Dr Ali?
Ali has been struggling with some demons since being unable to save Cormac Truman (Joe Mallalieu) from his overdose in 2018 and being subsequently blamed for his death by his brother Ryan.
Following his heroic efforts in saving Hope Stape from the factory fire a few weeks ago, Ali began taking the drug diazepam, but he became dependent on his prescription, fuelling his addiction to the pills through a crooked pharmacist who became his drug dealer.
After the pharmacist was arrested, Alis addiction continued to grip him, forcing him to try and hide his dependency on the pills to get a new prescription for diazepam from Dr Gaddas (Christine Mackie).
In tonights episode, we will see Dr Gaddas refuse him the drugs and urge him to get help.
Unable to get hold of any more pills, Ali ends up collapsing and convulsing.
Is Ali leaving Coronation Street?
While we dont know for sure at this point if James has decided to leave the soap, he did hint back in March that he might be leaving The Cobbles at some stage, telling OK! Magazine: I wont stay for years, there are other roles Id like to do.
However, if he is planning on leaving the soap soon, fans of the actor wont have to bid him goodbye tonight.
Ali comes round from his collapse and begs Ryan for help, who in turn fetches Robert (Tristan Gemmill) and the pair rally round Ali and vow to help him get through the process of coming off the pills.
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