Chris Hughes reveals he’s in hospital with alcohol hepatitis after ‘torturing’ his body with extreme workouts after boozy night out
Chris Hughes has been hospitalised in a terrifying health scare.
The Love Island star, 30, took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal he had alcohol hepatitis after heading on a boozy night out on Saturday night.
Chris had to be admitted to hospital after a workout and sauna on Monday left his body severely dehydrated and unable to breakdown his alcohol consumption.
Scare: Chris Hughes has been hospitalised in a terrifying health scare
Chris said while he thought he was ‘sweating out’ the toxins, he was instead ‘torturing his body’.
Sharing a photo of himself in a hospital gown hooked up to an IV drip, Chris said one sip of water made him feel sick.
He wrote: ‘So basically all my antics on Saturday have caused this. When I was posting away about running that 4k, I was not truly hungover Sunday and Monday, but I was ‘chronically dehydrated and have alcohol hepatitis’… (not cool, not at all) where essentially my liver is damaged and couldn’t consume the alcohol consumption and the bloods have also showed that.’
Ill: The Love Island star, 30, took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal he had alcohol hepatitis after heading on a boozy night out on Saturday night
He added: ‘Our NHS are insanely good, as we know. They’ve been thorough and over the top friendly which to me is the perfect combo. I haven’t managed to consume water that’s why I’m on this drip, a sip of water makes me feel sick.
‘I am ruined. I’ve learned my lesson. My issue though, quite clear.
‘Went for that run Sunday and I went to a class Monday and did a 45 minute circuit, burnt 550 calories then went to sauna to sweat again for 45 minutes. Thinking I’m getting the alcohol out but in fact I was just torturing my body.’
What is Alcohol Hepatitis?
Alcohol hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by drinking alcohol
The most common sign of alcoholic hepatitis is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).
Other signs and symptoms include:
The liver damage associated with mild alcoholic hepatitis is usually reversible if you stop drinking permanently.
Severe alcoholic hepatitis, however, is a serious and life-threatening illness.
After finding fame on Love Island, Chris has forged himself a successful career as a horse racing presenter.
Last month the TV star said riding a horse takes him to a “great place” if he is having a tough time.
The ‘ITV Racing’ co-host has recommended horse riding to anyone who is going through a ‘mental struggle’, because it always gives him a ‘huge sense of freedom’.
Chris, who is an ambassador for Great British Racing and avid racing fan, said: ‘There’s no feeling like sitting on a racehorse.
Career change: After finding fame on Love Island, Chris has forged himself a successful career as a horse racing presenter
‘If you’re having a mental struggle or a rubbish day, they (the horses) take you to a great place and give a huge sense of freedom.”
The former Love Island star recently visited Welsh Grand National-winning trainer Christian Williams to see how racehorses are trained on Traeth yr Avon beach, near Bridgend.
His riding skills were put to the test aboard racehorse, Kitty’s Light, as he navigated his way through the sand dunes before taking the racehorses for a splash in the sea.
Chris added: ‘Riding a horse in training on the sand dunes and along the beach is a completely different experience from other training facilities I have ridden at.
‘It was a phenomenal experience and the horse felt incredible, you could feel how happy and at home he was.’
Mental health: Last month the TV star said riding a horse takes him to a “great place” if he is having a tough time