Ricky Gervais has issued a dramatic update on his health, leading to fans sending in their well wishes.
Gervais is a British comedian, writer, actor, and producer who has become known for his irreverent, boundary-pushing humour.
He first rose to fame with the British version of the sitcom The Office, which he co-created and starred in. The show took off and was even adapted into a show for US audiences too.
Gervais has also been involved in other successful TV shows, including Extras and Derek, as well as hosted the Golden Globe Awards multiple times. Most recently, he has found huge success with his Netflix series After Life, which first aired back in 2019.
The sixty-one-year-old is known for his acerbic wit, biting social commentary, and willingness to take on taboo subjects.
His comedy often explores the darker aspects of human nature, such as death, illness, and loneliness, but does so in a way that fans think is both hilarious and thought-provoking. However, as a result of this, he has faced criticism by some for going too far in his humour, but his fans appreciate his fearlessness and honesty.
Beyond his work in comedy, Gervais is also an animal rights activist and has been a vocal supporter of various causes, including atheism and free speech. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential comedians of his generation and has left an indelible mark on the world of comedy.
However, the star’s latest update has left his fans heartbroken. The Reading native took to his Twitter to share the news with fans…
“I’m not well today. In fact I’d say I just lived through the worst 8 hours of illness of my life,” he began.
“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 a**e.”
People have responded to the comedian with their well wishes.
“Oh dear, that’s terrible! Sounds like food poisoning Ricky. Drink plenty of water and stay in bed. Probably from the traveling or something. Take care,” one wrote.
Another said: “Awe. Sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery, Ricky.”
While a third commented: “Sounds like it is Noravirus that is going around. My friend and my daughter and son-in-law have had it. It is awful. Hope you get better soon.”
Gervais appeared to confirm that this final diagnosis was true, responding to the fan: “Yeah that’s what I thought.”
We hope he feels better soon!