Saturday 24 March 2018

TV adventurer Ben Fogle hospitalised for 'psychotic episode' after LSD spiking scare

Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle

Rob Williiams

TELEVISION adventurer Ben Fogle ended up in hospital suffering a 'psychotic episode' after his drink was spiked with LSD, he said last night.

The 39 year-old former Castaway star said he had a “full-on psychotic episode” and had to be locked in a room by his wife Marina until an ambulance arrived.


The father-of-two believes someone may have slipped an hallucinogenic drug into his drink while he was in a Gloucestershire country pub last Friday.


He was taken to hospital, but doctors were unable to find the cause of his 'episode', which he says left him acting like a 'madman'.


In an interview with the Daily Mail Fogle said: "I don’t like using the word, but I was acting like a stereotypical madman, I thought I was doomed, I thought I was going to die.


“My wife and friends kept trying to calm me down as I was threatening to hurt myself. I was 100 per cent out of my normal character.”


He added: “It was like having an out of body experience.”


Fogle told the paper he even began doing a sketch from the Monty Python TV show. 'I started doing very strange walks, like the Ministry of Funny Walks', he told the paper.


Fogle had to cancel a five-week trip to the Middle East for a BBC show while tests to uncover the cause of the episode were done.


He has appealed for the individual who allegedly spiked his drink to come forward.

Independent News Service

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