A pop-star-turned-actor has revealed he was told he had faced death and may never walk again after being rushed to hospital with a horrifying illness.1blue2Blue singer Duncan James told the Sunday Mirror: “Doctors told me I could have spent the rest of my life in a wheelchair – or died. The feeling in my leg may take years to come back – and it may never return.”

While the 38-year old has fought back enough to make his debut on Hollyoaks, the 38-year-old is still not sure he will make a full recovery and shockingly he is still unable to walk properly – he has been using stick to get around on set in between scenes.

Duncan’s ordeal began when he woke up one morning with a completely numb leg and had lost all control of his bladder. Following an emergency MRI scan, he was operated on straight away, but a week later vital fluid started seeping from him as he sat watching TV with his mum – and he was forced to return to hospital for second emergency operation.

Fortunately Duncan has recovered for the most part and is now gracing our screens as policeman Ryan Knight in Hollyoaks.