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Alf Stewart’s Flamin’ Health Update After Dramatic Heart Attack on Home & Away

Alf Stewart Home and Away

Alf Stewart’s Flamin’ Health Update After Dramatic Heart Attack on Home & Away

It was the event that shocked the nation. Australia’s best-loved old crank, Alf Stewart, suffered a massive heart attack while out on a flamin’ boat, of all places. Will he pull through? We have the answer!

Alf Stewart
Will this be the end of Australia’s longest serving soapie star?

This isn’t Alf’s first heat attack, as he suffered with the condition last year during a trip to Canberra with some high school students to the Australian War Memorial.

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Stone the flamin’ crows!

The teens behaved like a pack of galahs and showed little respect for the ANZAC tradition, upsetting Alf no end.

The stress that these flamin’ mongrels caused to Alf’s sensibilities left him flabbergasted and disillusioned, and triggered symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his time in ‘Nam.

The weight of the memory proved too great for Alf, and he collapsed, hand to his heart, all alone. He was later discovered keeled over in a ditch and rushed to hospital, confused and disoriented. His family was told he may not pull through.

But he did!

This time, his flamin’ boat packs it in while out in open water. But lucky for Alf, he had roped in Justin, a newcomer to Summer Bay, to help in case the boat carks it. It seems that Alf is psychic, as that is EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS! The boat is cactus, won’t start, and has no communication with the mainland.

And just when things can’t get any worse, old Alf clutches at his chest and slides down a wall again.

Good thing Justin is a handy swimmer! He leaves Alf writhing on the floor in pain and leaps into the sea and swims back to the mainland without getting so much as a cramp.

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Swim, Justin! Swim!

He finds someone he knows ~ quite outstanding for a newcomer ~ and borrows their phone to summon help.

Next thing we know, Alf is being revived by Nate who then tells Alf’s daughter, Roo, that Alf has suffered a massive heart attack requiring life saving surgery.

Alf Stewart
Not entirely sure when he suffered that major head injury, but it looks like they have it under control.

It turns out the beloved television character’s heart attack is the consequence of suffering a stroke and, after the doctors do their best to bring him back to life, he is rushed through for an urgent MRI scan.

But, happily, all will turn out just fine for our lovable curmudgeon as these new-production images will show. Alf has clearly made a full recovery and will live to see another Summer Bay sunrise, and probably another dramatic heart attack and/or stroke next year.

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Alf chats to Marilyn and production staff in new images from the set of Home & Away

Crisis averted! Until next year’s annual contracts are negotiated, anyway.


Screen Queen x


Images courtesy of Channel Seven and The Daily Mail Australia.

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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