Time out for Kym Valentine

Actress Kym Valentine is taking indefinite leave from Neighbours to address health issues.

Valentine has suffered from a string of illnesses in the past 3 years including pneumonia, a collapsed lung, a respiratory complaint and exhaustion.

The Herald Sun notes she is undergoing treatment in a private Melbourne hospital for a depressive illness.

Executive producer Susan Bower said, “Kym is a much-loved member of the Ramsay St family and her health is our paramount concern.

“We wish her all the best with her recovery and we’ll continue to provide support where appropriate.”

Her character has been written out but leaves the door open.

“It has been done so when she is ready to return she (Libby) can walk straight back into the show.”

Valentine re-joined the TEN soap in 2007 after leaving the series in 2005.


  1. Wish her the best,but I must admit Michala Banas did a great job in the roll and it would have been good to have her back but from the wording the characters been written out in her absence.

  2. Best wishes Kym. Having a bad run of luck.

    Hope the producers take some time to update her wardrobe though before her return – that green outfit last night’s ep didn’t suit her at al.

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