Emmerdale’s favorite Marlon Dingle endured a shocking ITV ordeal on Monday, as his character collapsed and was taken to hospital after a stroke
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Emmerdale fans were left horrified on Monday night as Marlon Dingle faced horror on the soap as he suffered a stroke and was rushed to hospital.
The dreaded health battle began when Marlon was found collapsed by his young daughter April, before he was rushed in for emergency surgery.
In a terrifying moment, Marlon realized something was wrong, his vision becoming blurry, before he looked in the mirror and in horror realized his face had fallen to the side.
Viewers witnessed young April crying and begging his father Marlon: “Dad, talk to me,” before he was taken to the hospital.
As his loved ones reacted with shocking health scares, partner Rhona fought back tears as their overwhelming circumstances befell her, while his best friend Paddy Kirk was seen at Marlon’s bedside, urging him: “Come back to me, please. I couldn’t cope.”
Emmerdale fans on Twitter described the soap episode as a “horror movie” after the scene.
One person wrote: “Wow Marlon stroke gives me goosebumps” while another asked: “Why is that really scary.”
A third wrote: “Must turn off Emmerdale. It’s hard to watch because it brings back bad memories of the time when I saw my mother having a stroke.”
“I wasn’t prepared for that, I couldn’t watch. Why can’t they just let Marlon be happy for once,” another tweeted. “My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced a stroke or was affected by it. Outstanding performance.”
Another social media user wrote: “That’s a tough watch. Poor Marlon,” and another posted: “Bloody hell. Those are incredible scenes.”
Some fans have praised the authenticity of the footage, writing: “Oh my God, this is super scary – I’ve been there.”
Another posted: “Emmerdale witnessed a relative of Mark Charnock suffer a stroke with quite a bit of blood.”
A fellow Emmerdale fan wrote: “Omg!!! That’s amazing! The acting is so good and feels so real! Poor Marlon.”
Another wrote: “Bringing back horrifying memories of my Nan having a stroke, sadly she passed away 3 months later. Felt very emotional watching this.”
Actor Mark Charnock recently opened up about the plot and told of the “long journey” ahead of Marlon to recovery.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, Mark confessed that while he wasn’t “worried” about his character change in the long run, he felt pressured to make the plot as precise as possible. .
He said: “He had a thrombectomy and they pulled the clot out and that was really just the beginning of the story. It helped improve his droopy face for the first time, but he still has a very long way to go in terms of learning how to speak and all that again.
“It was all down to his right side and so his arms, legs and mouth were all pretty badly affected, so he was having a hard time. He goes through stages.
“He had a period where it affected his speech and was able to present himself properly.”
Mark added: “I don’t think he’s going to get where he wants to be for a long time, and we’ve only just begun his journey.
“He couldn’t work anymore, and he felt, wrongly, that he couldn’t be the father he wanted to be anymore, which was everything to him, because he has no capacity.
“But because of Rhona and Paddy and the other characters involved in this story, who have been so supportive, there’s some humor in it, there’s some fun to be had in it, and some lovely scenes. with Paddy, really funny and well written in the hospital pretty early on.
“There is a lot of hope that things can only get better while they are there, there is also positivity from it so hopefully that in addition to causing pain and suffering for the characters, it will also inspire them to take back their lives.
“And hopefully it will inspire viewers who can change their lifestyle a bit to get through this before it happens to them – because it happens to so many people.”
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.
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