Neighbours star Kym Valentine has reportedly been rushed to hospital with a blood clot on the lung.

The 33-year-old, who plays Libby Kennedy in Ramsay Street, fell ill while on a two-week break from filming, and was later admitted to a Melbourne hospital, according to Australia’s Daily Telegraph.

The actress is expected to return to filming on a restricted schedule next week, a soap spokesman told the newspaper.

Executive producer Susan Bower said: “Unfortunately it is that time of year when people are prone to illness.

“We wish Kym a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her next week when we return from a production break.”

In July 2008, Kym suffered a collapsed lung while on a flight from New York to Melbourne after catching pneumonia.

Actress Michala Banas was temporarily cast in the role of Libby while Kym recovered from her illness.

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