Coronation Street and Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain suffered mini stroke

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Chris Fountain
Coronation Street Star Chris Fountain

On Tuesday’s episode of This Morning show, former Coronation Street star Chris Fountain revealed that he suffered a mini stroke. The actor played the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street, and Justin Burton in Hollyoaks admitted his terrifying stroke at age 35. Earlier this year, in August, he lost his ability to speak.

The incident occurred on August 11 when he noticed something was wrong with him, because of which he could not speak properly. While talking with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning Show, he explained that he woke up one morning and realized something was wrong with him. When his mother called him, he could not speak words properly. Then he called 111 from London for an ambulance, as suggested by his mother.

He was admitted to Hackney’s Homerton University Hospital, and when the doctors completed their checkup, scans showed that he had suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). Chris said that I discovered that my heart had a hole, and doctors revealed that some damage had happened to my left-hand brain.

Chris explained to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that it was one of the scariest moments of his life. On that day, he realized the importance of his life, and despite this terrifying experience, he was grateful for his life. Let’s explore the life of this grateful person, Chris Fountain.

Biography of Chris Fountain

Christopher Ryan “Chris” Fountain is an English actor and music producer. He is mainly known for his roles in Hollyoaks as Justin Burton and Coronation Street as Tommy Duckworth.

Full NameChristopher Ryan Fountain
Nick NameChris Fountain
Age35 years
Mother NameLynda Fountain
Birth Date September 3, 1987
ProfessionActor, Rapper
Weight75 kg
Height5 feet 10 inches
HobbiesReading Books
Zodiac SignVirgo
Net Worth$1.7 million

Birth and Early Life of Chris Fountain

  • Fountain was born on September 3, 1987.
  • He was born in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford.
  • Fountain played minor roles in Blood Strangers (2002) and Bob and Rose (2001)
  • At the initial stage of his career, he also played roles in dramas, Where the Heart Is (2002), The Royal (2003), and Burn It (2003).
  • Recently, he revealed in an interview with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning that he had suffered a transient ischemic attack in August 2022.

Career Highlights of Chris Fountain

  • In 2003, Chris joined Hollyoaks in the role of Justin Burton.
  • The role of Justin Burton gave him fame, and he won the British Soap Award for Best Actor in 2008.
  • On March 11, 2009, it was confirmed that Chris was leaving the role of Justin Burton in Hollyoaks.
  • He left Hollyoaks on June 3, 2009.
  • Fountain also participated in ITV show Dancing on Ice and was a runner-up in the third series.
  • In the show, he was partnered with skater Frankie Poultney.
  • He won the Dancing on Ice Tour 2008 with 24 wins and also got the Dancing on Ice Tour Winners Trophy for winning the most shows
  • In 2010, Chris played the role of a patient Seb in a British medical drama, Casualty.
  • He appeared as a PC Paul Tait in a British drama series, Five Days, in March 2010.
  • In 2011, Chris made his first on-screen appearance by playing the role of Tommy Duckworth in Coronation Street.
  • After that, Fountain joined a comedy play, The Full Monty, in 2016.
  • In 2017, Chris joined the new ITV British comedy-drama, Girlfriends.

Physical Status

Let’s know the physical appearance of Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain:

Age35 years
Height5 feet 10 inches
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGray
Weight75 kg

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2005, Chris was nominated at British Soap Awards for his role in Hollyoaks in the category of ‘Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress.’
  • He was the winner at the British Soap Awards in the category of ‘Best Storyline’ in 2006.
  • In 2006, he was nominated at the National Television Awards for ‘Most Popular Actor.’
  • For his role in Hollyoaks, Chris got the British Soap Awards in the Best Actor category in 2008.
  • Chris also got nominated at National Television Awards for Best Newcomer for his role in Coronation Street.

Chris Fountain Net Worth 2022

Fountain is among the wealthiest English actors, and his primary earning source is acting.

Net Worth$1.7 million
Source of IncomeActing

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FAQs :

When was Chris born?

3 September 1987

Why is Chris Fountain famous?

For his role in Hollyoaks and Coronation Street.

Is Chris married?


What is the estimated Net Worth of Chris?

$1.7 million

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