Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow death fears as he’s brutally attacked by Peter

Coronation Street fans were left devastated on Wednesday evening as Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) attacked his elderly father Ken (Bill Roache) as he drinking spiralled out of control.

Peter has been on a downwards spiral after being told his liver is failing and there is noting more than can be done to help him.

After being told the horrifying heath update, Peter sat down and penned a a farewell letter to his young son Simon (Alex Bain).

Carla spotted the heartbreaking message in Peter's notebook but he insisted it wasn't a suicide note.

On a mission to save Peter, Carla dragged Simon around to Number 1 where to Peter's horror she read out the letter.

A broken Simon washed his hands of Peter and Ken is horrified to hear whats happened between his son and grandson.

Ken later found Peter drunk in a hotel bar but things didn't go quite to plan.

The Weatherfield veteran tried to take his son's drink off him but Peter lashed out.

Viewers were horrified at the fight between the father and son duo and rushed to their keyboards to discuss the heartbreaking scene as Ken laid helplessly on the floor.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Christ Peter, surprised that didn’t kill Ken."

Another added: "Kenis 80 years old! That punch! Get him to Weatherfield General stat!"

A third person posted: "I'm shocked… he hit blooming Ken Barlow!! I was more shocked at that then the note."

While a fourth wrote: "I’m literally worrying Ken might have a bleed on the brain or something after that….man’s in his 80’s."

Could Ken have some hidden injury that could leave his life in danger after the brutal attack?

Peter later regretted his actions and told his 81-year-old father that he wants to stop drinking.

He broke down in tears as he told Ken that he doesn't want to die.

Ken, who was seen clutching his face with a tea towel, told Peter that he loved him in the touching moment.

How much further can things go before Peter realises things need to change?

Coronation Street continues on ITV on Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm

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