Former 'Coronation Street' star Chris Fountain has developed an "untouchable level of resistance" after several setbacks.

Chris Fountain has developed an 'untouchable level of resistance' after several setbacks

Chris Fountain has developed an 'untouchable level of resistance' after several setbacks

The 35-year-old actor played Tommy Duckworth in the ITV show until he was sacked back in 2013 after a video of him rapping about rape was leaked online, and last year he told how he had suffered a mystery stroke.

But now, Chris insists he can take on anything.

He told Scott Thomas's 'Learning As I Go' podcast: "I've developed a level of resistance that is untouchable now.

"The amount of stuff that's happened, you can keep throwing it at me and I'm going to keep getting up."

Chris also reflected on his 'Corrie' firing, admitting that week "blew [his] entire life apart".

He added: "That singular week in August 2013 just blew my entire life apart.

"All the foundations of what I'd built as a career just completely came crashing down. And it was the start of a real downward spiral in terms of my mental health, my confidence."

In October, Chris opened up about suffering a mystery stroke at the age of 35, explaining that he was suddenly unable to speak and ended up in hospital where he underwent an MRI scan that determined he had endured a transient ischaemic attack.

He said on 'This Morning': "I woke up in the morning to a phone call from my mum. It was really weird, I picked up the phone and we were talking for a while and I was aware that I was trying to say something but my words weren't coming out. I was like 'I'll call you back' and thought I was just tired. So I got up and was wandering round the house and I couldn't put my finger on it but I knew something wasn't quite right. So I was trying to identify things in the house - there was a towel over the top of the door and I was looking at it. But my inside voice was perfect and in my head I'm looking at it thinking 'towel', but I couldn't say it. It was like my brain and my mouth weren't on the same page."