Love Island star Jack Fowler told fans about an allergic reaction he had while flying.
He said he felt his throat close and his tongue began to swell “within seconds” of being served an ice cream containing nuts on the plane.
The 27-year-old said he was “very lucky” to quickly realize something was wrong with his vanilla ice cream.
He said he threw up before realizing that there were crushed pistachio nuts hidden inside the ice cream.
Love Island star Jack Fowler suffers from nut allergy on flight
Fowler also remained having trouble breathing and said this was the second time he had been served nuts during a flight with Qatar Airways and was served a nut-filled pastry after boarding the plane. rice field.
He wrote on Instagram: Not only did I seek reassurance when every meal was served to me, but I also made sure it was nut-free.
“To be ridiculed by TWICE is a big fail @qatarairways. After eating crushed pistachio nuts under vanilla ice cream, I couldn’t breathe properly within seconds.
“I felt like my throat was congested and my tongue was swollen. I was told vanilla ice cream was my safest option. I am very lucky, the next person may not be.
The former reality TV contestant used the post to warn all airlines that they need to do more to protect people with strict dietary restrictions.
The ice cream incident came an hour after Fowler detailed on social media that he considered himself lucky after avoiding the nuts in the pastries he was served.
He wrote on his Instagram story: He took notes and assured me that it wouldn’t be a problem.
“After choosing a meal, I was served pastries with nuts in them. Thankfully I found them and didn’t eat them. was.
“But this is a situation that could have turned out to be the worst. If you were taking an EpiPen and you were eating nuts in the air, you were very likely to die from severe shock.
“I would have had to make a detour and land in order for me to get medical attention in time. Make sure you have a system that works so that it doesn’t happen.”
Jack Fowler encourages others to speak up about their dietary needs
He also used the post to encourage other allergy sufferers to speak up and “don’t feel like you’re a nuisance” about their dietary needs.
Fellow Love Island stars Montana Brown, Ellie Brown, Wes Nelson, and Kaz Crossley all shared messages of relief on Instagram that Fowler survived the incident.
Musician Tom Zanetti also commented: Glad to know what you were up to and glad your okay bro.
The PA News Agency said Qatar Airways has been contacted for comment.
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