Craig Charles reveals his son Jack has been rushed to hospital and put on oxygen in brutal battle with Covid

THE son of TV legend Craig Charles is on oxygen fighting for his life after being rushed to hospital with Covid.

The actor and DJ, 57, revealed his 32-year-old son Jack was on oxygen in a Covid battle just months after he was himself hospitalised with the coronavirus .

Even though Jack is currently on oxygen, Craig made assurances that he would survive.

"He'll get there," Charles told The Times in an interview.

Charles makes sure to FaceTime his son to check in on him.

In September, Charles told fans he was on oxygen after contracting 'the Covid'.

The Red Dwarf star took to Twitter to tell followers he was feeling very unwell.

Craig's post read: "Okay guys I don’t want to alarm, but I've caught the Covid.

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"Breathing is a bit laboured which is a worry, but I’ve got an oxymonitor so so far no hospital.

"Starting to feel a bit better but have to isolate, Sorry to let everyone down. Back soon."

The former Corrie star also opened up on how he drank heavily during lockdown after his DJ gigs were put on hold.

"It's been really bad for business," he said of Covid.

 "Mass gatherings is my job and sitting in your pants for 18 months watching Homes Under the Hammer drinking rosé isn't great for business.”

The Money Bags host said he must throw himself into work to distract himself because of his addictive personality after he once spent £250,000 on crack.

"I like to keep busy," he explained.

Charles quit his 2014 stint on I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and returned from Australia following the death of his brother.

"When my brother died, everyone was saying, 'Is he going to go off the rails again?' But I just threw myself into work and have carried on working ever since," Charles said.

Craig became a household name when he landed the role of slob technician Dave Lister, the last known survivor of the human race, in the cult BBC sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf, beating Hugh Laurie to the role.

It became a huge hit and gained cult status for him and his co-stars and Craig is the only cast member, apart from Danny John-Jules who plays Cat, to have starred in every single episode.

In 2005, Craig joined the Coronation Street cast as taxi driver Lloyd Mullaney and was given free rein to introduce various aspects of the character’s personality.

He quit his role on the soap in May 2015 in order to concentrate on filming the new series of Red Dwarf.

Craig also presents  The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 each week.

Next up for the TV star is a gig hosting Sky History series, Craig Charles: UFO Conspiracies.

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