Despite the long road ahead of her, Beverley said she is “determined” to keep battling on.
Speaking to the Mirror, she stressed: “This is the toughest fight of my life but I am determined to win it.
“I love playing her [Liz] and she has inspired me to want to get on my feet again so I can do it one last time.”
Beverley first joined Corrie as Gail and Brian Tilsley’s friend June Dewhurst in 1984 before returning to the soap as Liz for the first time in 1989.
Read the full interview in this week’s OK! Magazine – out now.