Linda Lusardi is back home after her life-threatening battle with COVID-19, husband Sam Kane has confirmed.
Kane, who previously said the virus had taken his wife “to death’s door”, revealed his relief that the former Emmerdale actress is now on the mend.
Taking to social media, Kane told of his “absolute joy” that Lusardi, 61, is recovering and can do so from the family home.
He also heaped praise on “the miracle workers at the hospital” spoke of the gratitude he feels.
Kane wrote: “It’s with absolute joy that I can tell you my girl is finally at home. She’s on the sofa with a nice cup of tea and Dexter on her lap. She’s doing great.
“She’s battled through this hell and with God’s grace has thankfully come out other side.”
He continued: “The miracle workers at the hospital have been just incredible.
“Words will never do justice for how we feel and our gratitude to them. It’s thanks to them that we now have our family back together.”
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He went on to thank fans and well-wishers for their support, adding: “Once again. Your love and prayers, I’m certain, have been helping us all through this, especially Linda. It’s heaven to have my beautiful baby home.
“I can take the reins now and be her carer. She’s home. Thank you so very much. My love and Linda’s love goes out to all of you.”
Lusardi took to Instagram herself last week to update fans and praise the NHS from her hospital bed.
She wrote: “Just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words. My beautiful hubby Sam went home from hospital today to carry on recovering.
“We both tested positive with the virus. I still have a way to go yet but I’m holding in there.
“The NHS staff have been amazing so scary for them on the front line. Their kindness keeps making me cry.
“Love to you all and keep safe.”
Lusardi and former Brookside star Kane married in 1998, and have two children.