Laurence Fox was hallucinating . The English actor and musician who is best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the drama series Lewis says he had been robbed by elves while filming had been going on for the Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, following feeling ill when he was trekking the Cost Rica jungle. In his words he said that he had hallucinated little people, who were stealing from. him.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said:
“I fell asleep and then I was convinced there were these tiny little people trying to steal things from our rucksacks.
“I was shivering really badly and then I started panicking.”
The star needed to get medical help by a medic as his condition appeared to worsen.
Scott Heffield – the show’s survival expert – found Laurence and said:
“I went down to the camp and met Laurence half way. He was delirious, hallucinating, shaking, basically talking a load of waffle.
“He’s had some stress and anxiety – that’s a cocktail for a state of delirium.”
Medical staff determined at the time that Laurence was in a hypoglycaemic state, meaning his blood sugar levels were dangerously low, and his cousin Emilia Fox – also a contestant – had to monitor his condition all night.
“I don’t think I have ever been so worried in my entire life.
“It’s horrendous watching your family member go through something like that.”
Watch ‘Bear Grylls: Mission Survive’ tonight at 9pm on ITV.