Ricky Gervais, known for his no-holds-barred comedic style, often pushing boundaries and tackling controversial topics, shared a health update on social media after disclosing that had severe abdominal pain.
“Update: I’m out of bed and I’ve had a bath. Feel weak and annoyed that I wasted a whole day, but that is a huge improvement on believing that I was definitely going to die,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday alongside a laughing emoji. “Thanks for all your well wishes.”
Update: I'm out of bed and I've had a bath. Feel weak and annoyed that I wasted a whole day, but that is a huge improvement on believing that I was definitely going to die 😂 Thanks for all your well wishes. https://t.co/Zjr4xDzqfw
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 11, 2023
One of the fans questioned in the comments section, if he knows what it was, the 61-year-old comedian replied, “Noro virus I think.”
The update came after the comedian tweeted on Thursday morning, “I’m not well today. In fact, I’d say I just lived through the worst 8 hours of illness of my life. 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*se.”
Ricky Gervais returned to London earlier this week, after performing his comedy special, titled “Armageddon” in Hollywood Bowl. The special is scheduled to release on Netflix in 2024. He has previously released stand-up comedy specials, including “Animals” (2003), “Fame” (2007), and “Humanity” (2018).
The comedian is recognized for his witty writing, observational humor, and ability to create awkward and cringe-worthy moments in his performances. Gervais has been praised for his sharp wit and satire, but his humor can also be polarizing and offensive to some.
Aside from stand-up, Gervais has acted in films such as “Ghost Town” (2008), “The Invention of Lying” (2009), and “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014). Considering his upcoming projects, he is working on a short film alongside an animated comedy, “Flanimals.”