13.06.2024

Ricky Gervais reveals he spent the entire night vomiting, defecating ‘gravy bombs’ and sweating

Comedian  last night endured ‘the worst eight hours of illness of my life’. Describing his grim ordeal online, he told followers he was left sweating, vomiting and defecating ‘gravy bombs’.

The 61-year-old told his 15.1million Twitter followers this morning: ‘I’m not well today. In fact I’d say I just lived through the worst 8 hours of illness of my life.

‘Severe abdominal pains, vomiting every time I moved, (but only tiny bits of bile), hot sweats and chills, oh, and I really want to know who planted the 12 gravy bombs up my arse.’

Responding to comments wishing him well, Ricky later said that he believed he had caught norovirus.

Comedian Ricky Gervais has said he suffered a bout of norovirus that left him experiencing ‘the worst eight hours of illness of my life’

Gervais took to Twitter this morning to tell his followers of his ordeal

Gervais took to Twitter this morning to tell his followers of his ordeal

The illness can appear similar the symptoms of Covid, with both viruses causing chills, fever and headaches

The illness can appear similar the symptoms of Covid, with both viruses causing chills, fever and headaches

Responding to comments wishing him well, the comedian confirmed he believed he had caught norovirus

Responding to comments wishing him well, the comedian confirmed he believed he had caught norovirus

The illness can show similar symptoms to Covid, with both viruses causing chills, fever and headaches.

Yet it also causes explosive vomiting and diarrhoea.

Data from the UK Health Security Agency shows cases of the winter vomiting bug have dropped in the past three weeks.

However, cases are still above levels seen pre-Covid.

The UKHSA data, published weekly, is based on positive laboratory reports and NHS hospitals reporting suspected and confirmed norovirus outbreaks.

Earlier this year leading experts also told MailOnline that Covid restrictions could be partly to blame for a surge in cases, as fewer people were exposed to norovirus than usual since the start of the pandemic.

Our bodies may be less well-equipped to fight off the infection after two years with little exposure to them, according to their theory.

The stomach bug, which causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, usually goes away on its own within two to three days.

Sufferers, who may also experience a fever, headache and aching arms and legs, are advised to stay at home until 48 hours after their symptoms have stopped.

Rest and having lots of fluid are recommended by health chiefs.

However, in severe cases, some people may need to be hospitalised with the elderly and children most at-risk.

The bug is spread through close contact with someone who is infected, touching surfaces or objects that have the virus on them, and then touching the mouth, as well as eating food that’s been handled by someone with norovirus.

Regular hand washing is the best way to stop the spread.

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