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Thursday 21st March 2019

Piers Morgan hits back after being accused of faking hospitalisation

Fans cry 'publicity stunt'

Eagle-eyed fans have accused TV presenter Piers Morgan of faking his recent illness, after spotting one odd detail in his hospital bed selfie.

The Good Morning Britain host posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed on Friday, where he claimed he had been admitted for a gastroscopy.

Piers posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed (Credit: Instagram)

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He captioned the image: "Bad news: I’m not dying. I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people."

The presenter has joked that his illness is the result of eating a mouthful of vegan sausage roll on Monday's show, and insisted that he'll be well enough to get back to work promptly.

"Monday, 6.40am: I eat one mouthful of vegan sausage roll. Friday, 11am: hospitalised for gastroscopy on inflamed, exploding innards. I'm doing the maths," he tweeted.

But one observant fan has questioned whether the stay was genuine - pointing out that Piers appears to wearing regular clothes underneath his hospital gown.

Kudos to your sleuths for nailing my PR stunt...

He joked that the vegan sausage roll he ate on Monday had caused his illness (Credit: ITV)

"Why has Piers Morgan got a hospital gown on with his own clothes underneath, publicity stunt??" the fan said.

They weren't the only one to notice - another fan said "Didn’t think anyone wore anything under a hospital gown. Strange. I might be wrong though."

But there may be another explanation for the presenters layer's - one fan suggested the choice was hygiene related.

"Nice to see you’re wearing a protective layer under that repugnant hospital gown. They do not sterilise them!!!!" they said.

But Piers has taken to twitter to dismiss the accusation - by sarcastically admitting that it's true.

"Damn... busted! It’s true, I sneaked into @BupaCromHosp yesterday, gave myself a gastroscopy under sedation when nobody was looking, then diagnosed myself with fake gastritis & duodenitis, and sneaked out again," he said.

"Kudos to your sleuths for nailing my PR stunt.. 👏👏"

Insiders have claimed that he'll give an update on Monday's show (Credit: ITV)

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The Mirror Online has claimed that Piers will be back on presenting duties on Mondays, with their ITV insider claiming that fans will learn more about his health then.

"He's going to be back on Good Morning Britain as usual on Monday," they said. "He is going to update viewers then."

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