The well known British actress Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease it has been revealed.
According to The Sun Newspaper, Windsor 80, who is best known for her roles in the Carry On films and British soap EastEnders, was diagnosed with the condition back in April 2014.
The news of the star’s deteriorating health was confirmed by her husband Scott Mitchell in an in depth interview with the paper.
Speaking with the paper Mitchell said that he and Windsor had been trying to keep the news of her health private, but following a number of recent rumours surrounding the star and her health, they had no option to release the news to the public.
Speaking to The Sun, Mitchell said the following: “Since her 80th birthday last August, a definite continual confusion has set in, so it’s becoming a lot more difficult for us to hide.”
“I’m doing this because I want us to be able to go out and, if something isn’t quite right, it will be OK because people will now know that she has Alzheimer’s and will accept it for what it is.”
Windsor is best known for portraying Peggy Mitchell in the iconic British soap, however the star step down from her role in 2010.