Tv - Ben Fogle Calls In Police Over Alleged Drink Spiking20 February 2013
British Tv presenter Ben Fogle has called in police after his drink was allegedly spiked last week (ends17Feb13), resulting in the star experiencing a "full on psychotic episode" which made him want to "jump through a window".
The adventurer was drinking with friends at a pub in the English countryside, but when he returned to a pal's house - where he was staying with his wife Marina Hunt and their children - Fogle reveals he "flipped".
The star was restrained by his friends until paramedics arrived to take him to hospital and he underwent tests on his heart and brain.
He tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "I don't like using the word, but I was acting like a stereotypical madman. I thought I was doomed, I thought I was going to die. My wife and friends kept trying to calm me down as I was threatening to hurt myself. I was 100 per cent out of my normal character.
"I suddenly had this compulsion to jump through a window... I just flipped and had a full on psychotic episode. I was ranting, marching up and down, hitting walls, trying to jump out of windows. My wife ran out and had to get my friends who had to restrain me.
"It was like having an out of body experience. It was really upsetting because my wife had to see all of this. They had to lock the doors and restrain me from hurting myself. I wanted to throw myself on a glass table and through a window."
Medics ruled out neurological or psychological issues, and Fogle is convinced his drink was spiked.
He adds, "I've spent the last few days genuinely worrying that I was going crazy. When you go through this and don't know why you start questioning your sanity.
"But five doctors have now concluded it was almost certainly drugs and have 100 per cent ruled out that it was neurological or psychological. I've always been 100 per cent certain that I was (my drink was) spiked, however unlikely the scenario.
"Why would someone do it? I have no idea. It seems a bit of a coincidence that I was out with my wife and friends and I was the only person targeted."