Coronation Street star Stephanie Davis is rushed to hospital with suspected pneumonia after suffering from chest infection for three weeks

Stephanie Davis has revealed she was rushed to hospital on Tuesday, after doctors feared she had pneumonia.

The Coronation Street star, 30, took to her Instagram to inform her fans that she had been suffering from a chest infection for three weeks.

After seeking medical help, she was sent straight to the hospital with suspected pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs that can become very serious and even lead to death.

Thankfully however, Steph discovered that she had just come down with nasty infection and had been sent home with medication. 

She shared a video of her holding her mum Pauline’s hand to Lutan Fyah’s Mama Love and captioned it: ‘Had a bad chest infection for three weeks now. 

Stephanie Davis has revealed she was rushed to hospital on Tuesday, after doctors feared she had pneumonia (pictured last year)

‘Went to the doctors today and they sent me to hospital thinking it was pneumonia, thankfully it’s just a really bad infection I can’t shift.’

Voicing her gratitude for her mum’s support, she added: ‘My lovely mum sat with me for most of the day. So grateful for all she does and has done for me. Felt like it was a therapy session.

‘We ended the day on a good laugh, nearly wetting ourselves in the car park when she screamed thinking her car was bashed, dinted and scratched and then vigorously tried to wipe the mark off to realise it wasn’t her car. Love you mum, thank you for always being there.’

The actress added: ‘I’ve been put on steroids now (they never agree with me) and more antibiotics and something to break up my chest so hopefully can have a day cough free soon.’


Pneumonia is a type of chest infection that affects the tiny air sacs in the lungs. 

The condition causes these sacs to be become inflammed and fill with fluid, making it harder to breathe.

Pneumonia is caused by bacteria or viruses, with the most common being Streptococcus pneumoniae. 

It affects between five and 11 out of every 1,000 adults every year in the UK. 

Anyone can suffer from pneumonia, however, at-risk groups include:

  • Babies and young children
  • People over 65
  • Those with long-term heart, lung or kidney disease
  • People with cancer, particularly those having chemotherapy
  • Smokers
  • Those on drugs that suppress their immune systems

Antibiotics or mechanical ventilator use in hospitals also raise the risk. 

Symptoms include

  • Coughing up mucus
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

In severe cases, sufferers may cough up blood, vomit or have a rapid heart rate.

Treatment is usually antibiotics, which may need to be given intravenously in hospital in severe cases.

Source: British Lung Foundation