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Thursday 24 April 2014

Minder star's heart attack shock

Minder star Gary Webster told how he was struck down by a 'significant heart attack'

Gary Webster has told how he was struck down by a "significant heart attack".

The 47-year-old Minder star said he had "no idea" that his heart "was a ticking time bomb" until he fell ill.

He told Hello! magazine that he only went to hospital four days after he first experienced chest pains.

He said: "A senior doctor came in and said the test suggested to them that I'd had quite a significant heart attack and they were worried I was going to have another."

Webster, who is married to former Pet Rescue host Wendy Turner, underwent emergency surgery to open up a blocked artery and is now back home.

He said: "Wendy has been brilliant. She is a caring but strong person who can deal with a crisis."

Webster, who found fame when he replaced Dennis Waterman as Arthur Daley's sidekick in the TV show Minder, has also appeared in EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs.

Read the full article and see more pictures in the latest edition of Hello! out now.

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