Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street has aired the tragic death of Paul Foreman's close friend Shelly Rossington.
In Friday's (September 15) episode, Paul was still refusing to use his wheelchair even though he now struggles to walk.
Paul was clearly frustrated and got even more upset when he found out his mum Bernie had been sorting some electric goods addressed to Shelly to make some quick cash.
While Paul understood why Shelly had got involved with his mum, he confided in Billy that he would need to speak to Shelly and ask her to stop.
Paul set off to speak with Shelly at her flat, but he tripped and fell. There was panic because Paul realised immediately he'd injured himself and there was no-one around to help him.
He made an emergency call to Todd Grimshaw, who rushed out to help him. Todd arrived on the scene and informed Paul he'd have to start using his wheelchair whether he wanted to or not.
Billy and Summer later tried to show Paul there was nothing to be ashamed of as they pushed him to the pub. Paul was overwhelmed when he was received with warmth and acceptance in the Rovers.
However, Paul had no idea some tragic events were unfolding at his friend Shelly's home as he tried to call her. Paramedics had arrived on the scene and were warned that Shelly had no pulse.
"I think she went in her sleep," her attendant told the paramedics.
The storyline will continue unfolding next week as Paul has to process the heartbreaking loss of one of his closest confidants.
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
Coronation Street has been working on Paul's storyline with support from the MND Association, which focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.
The charity's helpline MND Connect (0808 802 6262) is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and 7pm to 10.30pm. Calls are free.
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