Loose Women stars husband left partially blind after second stroke
Loose Women star Gloria Hunniford attended the Chelsea Flower Show with her husband Stephen Wray four weeks after his stroke.
The ITV star attended the event with Stephen as they made sure they were out and about after they faced another bout of medical concerns.
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The stroke, Stephen confirmed, is his second in his lifetime, but he's now been left partially blind in one eye after waking up to find blood in his eye.
Speaking to The Mirror, Stephen and Gloria discussed the scary moment he had to be rushed to hospital as he confirmed the vision in his affected eye is not expected to return.
He said of the blood vessel injury: "It's from the heart to the eye, and then from the eye to the brain, so it is damaged. It is the first time I have had something like this with the eye."
He explained he had to go to the hospital and then to neurology but he said he's "coping okay" with it, but added: "It's fine but just disorientating."
It's not the first time Stephen has been hit with health issues after suffering his first stroke in 2012 after working in the garden and "stumbling inside".
Gloria previously opened up on the experience and said it was "such a shock" to see him in his condition.
She said at the time: "He didn't seem able to speak properly, wasn't able to move properly but nevertheless his fighting spirit was there."
Stephen has also faced other challenging health battles after he was involved in a car crash in 2019 and jumped out of the way to swerve a taxi.
Gloria explained that he had suffered a severe wedge fracture that he hadn't discovered until the following day.
She told the Express at the time: "They told him if [the fracture] had been any further up, he could have been paralysed for life," but he recovered well.
Gloria and Stephen wed in 1998 and have been together ever since.
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