Chris Tarrant collapses at airport
Chris Tarrant collapsed at Heathrow Airport last night (01.02.14) after suffering an asthma attack, according to his manager Paul Vaughan
Chris Tarrant was rushed to hospital last night (01.02.14) after collapsing at an airport in London.
The 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' host was on his way to collect his bags at Heathrow Airport after catching a flight from Bangkok, Thailand, when he collapsed and was taken to London's Charing Cross Hospital.
A source revealed: "Chris apparently was feeling quite ill on the plane but was well enough to walk to baggage claim. But he then suddenly collapsed and looked in a bad way.
"Paramedics were quickly on the scene and were desperately treating him."
The 67-year-old broadcaster had been travelling in Burma and the Andes filming for a new series of 'Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways' before spending a night in Bangkok, according to his agent Paul Vaughan - who also revealed that his client's collapse was caused by asthma.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I've been his manager for 30 years, and I know that if he goes down like a ton of bricks it's usually asthma.
"I'm surmising, bit I think his asthma attack might have been triggered by a night-time stopover in Bangkok, which has very poor air quality."
The incident is not the first time Chris has suffered with his illness, as before he was diagnosed he claimed that he "almost died" when dry ice was used on the set of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'.
He said: "I found myself constantly having chest infections and coughing a lot. I went to see my doctor and he said I was asthmatic."