Actor Ted Robbins suffered 12 broken ribs as medics fought to save him after he collapsed on stage.
The former Lancashire Evening Post columnist slumped during the opening night of a revival of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.
But the family of the 59-year-old has said he will not need any invasive surgery following the collapse.
A post on his Facebook page said: “Ted’s just got the great news that he doesn’t need any invasive surgery, just a bit of time to mend his 12 broken ribs and sternum!
“He wants to thank everyone for the ongoing support and love. He’s looking forward to getting back to what he loves best.”
Ted’s sister Kate Robbins had revealed that Ted suffered a cardiac arrest and had been due to undergo routine heart surgery in a few weeks time.
A doctor and a paramedic from the audience performed a lifesaving procedure on Ted and he is now recovering in Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital.