Created 10th January 2004
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ARMSTRONG & STAN RICHARDS
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A spokeswoman for the ITV1 soap said: "Stan Richards is still recovering in hospital and making slow but steady progress following breathing difficulties.
"Everyone at Emmerdale wishes him the very best for a quick recovery."
She said scenes were being re-written to account for Seth's absence. "Otherwise the production has not been affected."
Richards, 72, was taken to Sheffield General Hospital last week.
The actor, who lives in Barnsley, has clocked up more than a quarter of a century on the ITV1 soap.
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The brave star is recovering in hospital after suffering a collapsed lung but has vowed to make it back onto television screens.
Stan is one of Emmerdale's best loved cast members, he's been playing mischievous pensioner Seth Armstrong for the last 26 years. He has been temporarily written out of the show while he recovers from his ordeal.
But, despite his family's wishes, the 73-year old has no intention of retiring, and is already looking forward to returning to the fictional village as soon as possible.
His daughter-in-law Amanda, 31, tells The Sun, "He can't wait to get back to work. When anyone talks about retirement he won't listen, he simply refuses to slow down."
Meanwhile, bosses at Yorkshire Television - who make Emmerdale - were delighted to hear that Stan is on the mend.
A spokesperson says, "We're pleased to
hear he is doing so well."