Dr. Ranj Singh has debunked a conspiracy idea after ‘plonkers’ made up a pretext for his recent hospitalisation.
The 44-year-old turned to social media to explain that he was not unwell from’something to do with immunisations,’ as others speculated.
Instead, the actor was sent to the hospital after being dehydrated as a result of food sickness.
In full, the Strictly Come Dancing star wrote: ‘A little health update… unfortunately I had dehydration after a bout of food poisoning. Luckily I got great care from our NHS and was discharged home after some fluids to recover!
‘Unfortunately, there are some absolute plonkers on social media (Twitter) who think my recent hospital stay was something to do with vaccines. It wasn’t. Honestly, get a grip.’
In another comment while sharing the post, Dr Ranj added: ‘FYI… for the anti-vax plonkers on here. Honestly, give your heads a wobble.’
That’s those anti-vaxxers told.
This comes after Dr Ranj spoke out about his former colleague Phillip Schofield, who resigned This Morning and ITV after confessing to a ‘unwise but not criminal’ romance with a considerably younger staffer.
Dr Ranj, who was a frequent TV medic on This Morning for a decade until leaving two years ago, has cautioned people to ‘be cautious’ while discussing Schofield.
When the news broke about the affair, Schofield admitted to being ‘mentally, utterly, utterly broken,’ in an interview with The Sun.
‘I’ve lost everything. It’s all gone,’ he told the publication, before saying he’d lost his ‘identity’ and was in a ‘very bad way’.
Just last week Dr Ranj spoke out, as he told MailOnline: ‘I never agree with trolling ever – I don’t think it’s acceptable. I don’t necessarily agree with what has happened with Phillip and what he has done, and as Carolyn McCall has said, it was inappropriate, but I think we have to careful when we are responding to people like that, that we don’t go too far.
‘I agree it’s not an easy place to be for him, and we have to be mindful of that.
‘He’s still a human-being and has feelings and it’s not an easy thing to be on the other side of that.
‘I think we all need to all be a bit more mindful about how we interact with each other.’
Following Schofield’s departure from the channel, Dr Ranj made a few assertions regarding the show’s ‘toxic’ atmosphere, and claimed that he was’managed out’ after whistleblowing.
He said he had ‘genuinely loved and valued’ working at ITV but became ‘increasingly worried about how things were behind-the-scenes and how people, including myself, were being treated.’
‘I even took my concerns directly to the top of ITV: the culture at This Morning had become toxic, no longer aligned with ITV values, and I felt like because I whistle-blew I was managed out,’ he said.
In response, ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall sent a letter indicating that the network has appointed a barrister to conduct an external investigation into the circumstances surrounding Schofield’s resignation.
The lengthy letter also said she was ‘sorry’ to read Dr Ranj’s claims, but insisted that following his complaint at the time the channel ‘appointed an external and independent advisor to carry out a review.’
She added: ‘This external review found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.’
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