Ricky Gervais Leaves Stand-Up Gig After Feeling Like He Had A Heart Attack

Ricky Gervais reveals he was forced to leave a stand-up gig after feeling like he was suffering a heart attack.

During a live comedy performance in Bristol on Wednesday night, the 55-year-old comedian and former Golden Globes host, exited the stage for approximately 10 minutes before returning to finish his set, the Evening Standard reports.

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Gervais later shared with fans what exactly happened behind the scenes, tweeting, “Thanks to the amazing audience in Bristol tonight. They even laughed when I thought I was having a heart attack.”

He explained that the reason for his quick exit was not, in fact, due to a heart attack, but was most likely caused by some sort of stomach bug. “Think I’ve got a little bug of some sort. Blocked up, bit hot, sore stomach. Also I’m foaming at the mouth and terrified of water. Weird,” he tweeted.

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