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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 May, 2004, 09:22 GMT 10:22 UK
Leslie Ash 'continues to recover'
Leslie Ash
Ash was admitted to hospital on Friday
Actress Leslie Ash continues to improve from an illness she contracted in hospital which temporarily left her with no feeling below the waist.

The Men Behaving Badly star will remain in London's Charing Cross Hospital for several more days, her spokesman said.

"The feeling and co-ordination in her legs continues to improve," he added.

Ash contracted Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA) after a stay at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, last week.

"Leslie is responding well to treatment," her spokesman said. "Doctors have not indicated when she might leave hospital."

The 43-year-old actress spent five days at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital being treated for a broken rib and collapsed lung.

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust has said it was "very difficult" to tell if Ash had picked up the infection while in their care.

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