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Piers Morgan caused a stir over the weekend, after posting a picture of himself in a hospital bed, with oxygen feed going into his nose.
It came with the caption: “Bad news: I’m not dying. I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people.”
A post shared by Piers Morgan (@thepiersmorgan) on Jan 11, 2019 at 3:33am PST
But the Good Morning Britain host, who was back on TV this morning, has said that he doesn’t even recall taking and posting the picture, which he did following ‘a minor procedure’, because he was out of his head on sedatives at the time.
“You’re supposed to be awake while it’s happening so you’re sort of aware,” he told co-host Susanna Reid.
“Next thing I know I wake up in recovery. It’s all over, done, didn’t remember a thing. I had my phone on me and I’m basically in that picture I’m still half sedated, just come round, but my phone was near me, and they all left the room to let me have my rest.
“So I got the phone. I had no idea I’d done this, posted the picture. I then had a little chat with the consultant of which I had no memory at all, went on for a 10 minute chat. I was then allowed home in a cab, go home, sleep for two to three hours, wake up and there’s like a thousand messages from all round the world [going] “Are you alive? What’s going on?”
“I thought literally ‘what have I done?’
“I’d like to apologise to anyone who’s offended by the fact that I’m not going to die, or just upset or a little bit disappointed. Because Twitter was a little bit disappointed, weren’t you Twitter?”
The checks came following a bout of stomach gastritis and duodenitis after Christmas.
Some even accused Morgan of faking the picture, convincing themselves they could see his real clothes underneath his hospital robe.
To that, he added: “All they do is stuck a tube down your throat, you don’t need to take your clothes off!
“You don’t even have to wear a gown particularly, but they do that in case you start gagging and refluxing and puking everywhere.”
TMI, Piers. But thanks.