Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Ben Fogle: My drink was spiked

Ben Fogle has revealed he was taken to hospital after having his drink spiked
Ben Fogle has revealed he was taken to hospital after having his drink spiked

Ben Fogle has told how he tried to jump out of a window after his drink was spiked with LSD.

The former Castaway star, 39, told the Daily Mail that his terrified wife and friends locked him in a room for his own safety.

Ben, wife Marina and their children were staying at a family friend's house in Gloucestershire last week when he started behaving strangely after returning from a country pub.

He told the newspaper: "I don't like using the word, but I was acting like a stereotypical madman. I thought I was doomed, I thought I was going to die.

"My wife and friends kept trying to calm me down as I was threatening to hurt myself. I was 100 per cent out of my normal character."

Ben's wife called an ambulance and the TV star spent about 12 hours in A&E.

He said that he spent the "last few days genuinely worrying that I was going crazy," but that five doctors have now concluded it was almost certainly drugs.

Ben added: "I've always been 100 per cent certain that I was spiked, however unlikely the scenario."

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