Outspoken and sometimes controversial TV personality Piers Morgan is making headlines today after just revealing he’s been hospitalized in London. The 53-year-old took to both Twitter and Instagram on Friday, Jan. 11 to share a photo of himself recovering in a hospital bed while wearing a gown and a nasal breathing tube.
“Bad news… after some extensive hospital tests this morning it appears I’m not going to die,” he joked on Twitter. “I can only apologize for all the upset and offense I know this development will cause.”
Piers was admitted to the Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London. At this time, the star did not share any additional information as to why he was hospitalized or what his “extensive” medical tests were for. According to The Mirror, Piers will be back at work at Good Morning Britain on Monday, Jan. 14 and plans to make a statement about his health then.
This isn’t the first time fans have watched Piers suffer when it comes to his health. In December, he complained of a cold that left him “sweating like a pig,” Metro reported at the time. When his Good Morning Britain co-host expressed that he should have taken the day off, Piers quipped on-air, “When they all charge to their remotes to see me, why would I not be here, even if I’m dying?”
Piers’ hospitalization comes one day after he publicly criticized Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner for speaking out about mental health and the “danger” of mental illness becoming too “fashionable” among celebrities.
“She’ll be hammered for saying this, but it’s 100 percent true,” he tweeted in response to Sophie’s remarks. The actress later slammed Piers online by writing back, “Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects one in four people in the UK per year. But please go ahead and shun them back into silence.”