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David Walliams is ill following charity Thames swim | the juice – Yahoo! omg! UK


David Walliams is ill following charity Thames swim

By Rebecca

David Walliams is famed for being one half of the hit comedy duo behind ‘Little Britain’ and he’s been using his celebrity status for good cause-  to help charity.

In a bid to raise serious funds for Comic Relief, David has donned his Speedos and cap once more to swim The Thames from Gloucestershire to Big Ben in London over eight days. *EUW*

David Walliams Thames swim

All smiles: Despite suffering with a serious stomach bug David Walliams continues to swim The Thames / Getty

The comedian knew there would be risks involved when being immersed in the filthy river but he is now paying the price of his good deed and is suffering with severe vomiting and diarrhea.

While his wife, Lara Stone hit the GQ Man of the Year Awards last night, David was resting up with a high temperature and very dodgy tummy.

As he battles the torrents and pollution of the capital’s river over several stints, you’d have thought David’s motivation would be pretty low after constantly throwing up, but that’s just not the case:

David Walliams thames swim

Charitable chap: David also swam the English Channel in 2006 for Comic Relief / BBC

"When I heard the total raised had jumped to more than £200,000 it gave me a real boost,as do the thousands of people who have been turning out and cheering," said David.

"There were so many last night I thought Take That were in a boat behind me.

"This is already much harder than I thought it would be – but this Thames Tummy I’ve got is making the task seem incredibly difficult and London seems a long way away."

David has contracted a stomach bug and as a result has a high temperature and is struggling to maintain a strong pace as he swims.

david walliams thames swim

In cold water: David has been battling against cold temperatures and sickness / Getty

The charitable chap who’s now in his third day of the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Williams vs The Thames, is unable to fuel his body sufficiently with food as he’s constantly being sick. *HUGS TO DAVID*

Determined to keep his promise, David is drinking hydration salts and has an expert medical team monitoring him. And what omg! finds a-mazing is that he’s still carrying on!  Spurred on by donations  to Sport Relief and cheering supporters.
Earlier this week David’s skin turned blue while swimming and was forced to wear a wet suit – good idea!

Filthy water, throwing up, cold temperatures — we’re not sure how David does it — to make a donation to the charity see

David Walliams is ill following charity Thames swim | the juice – Yahoo! omg! UK


September 7, 2011 - Posted by | Blog, Blogroll, CELEBRITY, Charity, Entertainement, Food, Health, nature, People, Sport |

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