Piers Morgan, 53, who is a host on Good Morning Britain, shocked fans when he uploaded a photo to Instagram wearing a hospital gown and a nasal cannula in which he revealed he was “not dying”. Now it has been revealed the TV host will return to work as normal on Monday despite the medical drama. According to The Mirror, an insider said the outspoken star will make an announcement following his hospital stay live on the ITV programme. A source said: “He’s going to be back on Good Morning Britain as usual on Monday.
“He is going to update viewers then.”
Piers has not revealed any details about his condition or why he was in hospital.
He told his 360,000 followers: “Bad news: I’m not dying,” in the caption.
“I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people.”
He also tweeted the same photo to his 6.5 million Twitter followers alongside a similar message which read: “Bad news… after some extensive hospital tests this morning it appears I’m not going to die.”
Fans flocked to the broadcaster’s comment sections, with one replying: “Get well soon Piers. Breakfast is just not the same without you.”
Another fan wrote: “Get well soon Piers,” while another replied: “Get well soon. Love watching you on TV.”
Others joked they might know the reason for Piers’ hospital trip, referencing his recent comments against Greggs’ new vegan sausage roll.
“Oh no! This is because you ate vegan isn’t it?!” one commented, as a second said: “It will be that vegan sausage roll you ate haha.”
Piers’ Good Morning Britain co-star Richard Arnold, 49, treated the situation with the same levity that he was, commenting: “You’ll be needing a bed bath.”
The broadcaster is best known for hosting the ITV morning show, Good Morning Britain, alongside Susanna Reid, 48.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Piers came under fire from Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, 22, who branded him a “t**t” over his views on mental health.
Piers tweeted an article from The Sun which featured Coronation Street actress Beverly Callard, 61, discussing mental health.
“Real mental illness is very dark and it takes a great deal of strength to ask for help,” she told Best Magazine. “I think we are now definitely chipping away at the stigma.
“But we have to be careful mental illness doesn’t become like a Gucci handbag,” she added. “There is a danger it can become fashionable.”
Piers told his Twitter followers: “She’ll be hammered for saying this, but it’s 100 per cent true.”
Sophie hit back in view of her 1.7 million followers: “Or maybe they have a platform to speak out about it and help get rid of the stigma of mental illness which affects 1 in 4 people in the UK per year.
“But please go ahead and shun them back into silence,” she added. “T**t.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6.30am.