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15 August 2020 20:40

Jason Manford Scarborough Catherine Tyldesley

The father-of-six may have had to say goodbye to his daughters and sons far too early if it wasn't for his heart-saving surgery. Here's what happened. Back in 2012, Melvyn was touring in the play You're Only Young Twice when he noticed intermittent chest pain. The father-of-six may have had to say goodbye to his daughters and sons far too early if it wasn't for his heart-saving surgery. Here's what happened.

Back in 2012, Melvyn was touring in the play You're Only Young Twice when he noticed intermittent chest pain. Mistaking the sensation as indigestion, Melvyn continued to act his heart out on stage. Until, that was, his heart troubles gave way to breathlessness. Melvyn could hardly walk 50 years without having to stop for a breather.