LATEST: Edwyn Collins has taken his first steps since suffering two brain haemorrhages and enduring a subsequent battle with hospital superbug MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), and is expected to leave hospital within weeks.

The former ORANGE JUICE star's devoted wife Grace Maxwell has been constantly updating Collins' website with news of his progress since he fell ill in February (05), and is at last thrilled to announce he is finally on his way home.

She says, "He took his first steps in recent times. Wonderful stuff.

"And he's a bit cheerier because he gets home for good in three weeks."

02/08/2005 13:57