Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll: “Feeling tip top and relieved”

Brendan O'Carroll
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Brendan feeling well again after the bug left him ill for 12 hours

Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll is “feeling tip top and relieved” after suffering from a violent stomach bug that he initially feared was a heart attack.

The 62-year-old actor was recently filming the Christmas special of the BBC sitcom in Glasgow when he suddenly felt unwell and called for an ambulance.

However, he is now feeling well again after the bug left him ill for 12 hours.

Brendan O'Carroll in Mrs Brown's Boys

Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys


A spokeswoman for the actor and comedian told the Press Association that Brendan is “feeling tip top and relieved” and that it was nothing to do with his heart.

Brendan had told Ireland’s The Late Late Show: “I thought I was having a heart attack.”

He said he had to wake up his wife, Jennifer Gibney, who also stars in Mrs Brown’s Boys, at “about 2am” because he felt unwell and that it was “really, really painful”.

He said: “I said to her ‘You should call an ambulance’. We called the ambulance as we wanted to meet them on the street.

“When Jenny and I were in the lift we were still on 999. They told her to put her hand on my tonsil, to count my heartbeat.”

Brendan said he “had the fright of my life” and that he thought he was a “goner”.

Jennifer Gibney and Brendan O'Carroll

Jennifer Gibney and Brendan O’Carroll (Anthony Devlin/PA)


“When I got in the ambulance they said ‘Well, it is not your heart ’ and I vomited it out for 12 hours. I had a very violent bug.

“I couldn’t have eaten in six months what I threw up.”

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