Piers Morgan's oldest son rushed to hospital amid sepsis fear from spider bite on Antigua holiday
The incident occurred when Piers Morgan was holidaying with his three sons, Spencer, Stanley, and Albert, in the Caribbeans
British journalist and television presenter Piers Morgan's son was reportedly rushed to the hospital amid fears that he may be suffering from sepsis after an incident during a holiday. Morgan's oldest son, 25-year-old Spencer, spent a week under the care of doctors at the Özel Letoon Hospital in Fethiye, Turkey.
The news broke after the 53-year-old 'Good Morning Britain' host took to his Instagram to post a picture of Spencer lying in a hospital bed. Morgan revealed that his son had to be admitted into the hospital after he had fallen sick following a spider bite during the family's recent holiday in Antigua.
"One small spider bite in Antigua.. led to one long week of near-Sepsis hell in Turkey," he wrote. He went on to thank doctors and staff at the hospital who looked after his son during his time there, posting, "Many thanks to all the brilliant staff at Letoon Hospital in Fethiye for taking care of my eldest son @spencer__morgan so well. Thankfully now on road to recovery."
Spencer, who had traveled to Turkey after the ill-fated holiday in Antigua, also shared a snap of his own, revealing that he had been discharged after the medical emergency left him bedridden for almost a week. "Scared of spiders? Am I f*** #ChristHasRisenAgain," he wrote. One of his friends jokes in the comment section, "You'll be Shooting Spiders webs out of those holes in your wrists."
The 25-year-old had previously posted a picture of himself in the bed with the caption, "One day in Turkey = deathbed" on Twitter. He also posted an update on how thankful he was about his recovery. Accompanying a post where he wrote, "When your doc tells you that you were 'this close' to getting sepsis'," was an NHS explanation that read: "Up to 4 in every 10 people with the condition will die. Septic shock is even more serious, with an estimated 6 in every 10 cases proving fatal."
The spider bite was a blip in an otherwise dream vacation in the Caribbean for the 53-year-old during his brief hiatus from television. The luxury trip to Antigua and Barbuda saw the television host share some quality time with his three sons and pictures posted on social media showed the family enjoying barbecued lobster, heavenly sunsets, games of beach cricket, as well as yacht trips.
Morgan harbors a hatred for ITV2's 'Love Island', and it appeared as though Spencer had confirmed his worst nightmare when he posted a photo of his own branded water bottle in June, teasing an entry into the reality show. However, there has been little in the way of news since then.
Spencer is Morgan's oldest child from his relationship with ex-wife Marion Shalloe. The pair also parents 21-year-old Stanley and 17-year-old Albert, while Morgan shares six-year-old daughter Elise with current wife Celia Walden.