Piers Morgan bedbound by heat exhaustion

Piers Morgan has revealed how he was bedbound by heat exhaustion over the weekend after being knocked for six by last week’s heatwave.

The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted he couldn’t talk or breathe because of the illness, which is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes.

Recalling the ordeal, Piers told co-host Susanna Reid: ‘I had heat exhaustion. I spent two days in bed.

‘Couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk, couldn’t breathe. It was like a utopia for all my critics.

‘Heat exhaustion is quite unpleasant, I’ve discovered.’

‘It’s very unpleasant,’ replied Dr Hilary Jones. ‘Headaches, dehydration, not being able to sweat.’

Piers added: ‘I just slept it off. Was that the right thing to do?’

‘Yes,’ Dr Hilary said. ‘Plenty of fluids.

The signs of heat exhaustion can include dizziness and confusion, loss of appetite and feeling sick, excessive sweating, temperature of 38C, fast breathing, being very thirsty and a headache.

To help treat someone suffering from heat exhaustion, you can move them to a cool place, get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly, get them to drink plenty of water or rehydration drinks, and cool their skin.

The symptoms are often the same in adults and children, although children may become floppy and sleepy.

Elsewhere on the show, Piers revealed he tested negative for the coronavirus antibody test.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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