Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has revealed the reason behind his unexpected hospital visit on Friday. Responding on Saturday to a follower on Twitter who asked what happened, the 53-year-old wrote: "If you really want to know, I was diagnosed with stomach gastritis and duodenitis. I blame eating a mouthful of vegan sausage roll, Brexit & Donald Trump." He then explained that he had a gastroscopy and confirmed that he will be back to presenting duties on GMB on Monday. Joking about his recent negative comments about vegan sausage rolls, Piers added: "Monday, 6.40am: I eat one mouthful of vegan sausage roll. Friday, 11am: hospitalised for gastroscopy on inflamed, exploding innards."
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Piers in hospital
Piers had shared a photo of himself look somewhat worse-for-wear while in hospital on Friday morning. Dressed in a hospital gown and wearing a nasal cannula, which is used to supplement oxygen for patients, the dad-of-four shared a selfie from his hospital bed. He captioned the post: "Bad news: I'm not dying. I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people."
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Responding to a report that suggested the hospital stay was a publicity stunt, Piers also wrote on Twitter: "Damn... busted! It’s true, I sneaked into @BupaCromHosp yesterday, gave myself a gastroscopy under sedation when nobody was looking, then diagnosed myself with fake gastritis & duodenitis, and sneaked out again. Kudos to your sleuths for nailing my PR stunt.."
Always a controversial figure in the media, Piers has received a mixed response from fans and followers. However, some people were quick to send their best wishes after his hospitalisation, with one writing: "Get better soon mate! Always love watching your rants and views on TV whilst in the office at work." Another person added: "Hope you are ok Piers. I would miss you in the mornings. Get well soon."
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