He is usually known for his cheerful demeanor and good sense of humor.
But Ricky Gervais wasn’t in a laughing mood on Monday when he revealed to fans that he was suffering from severe back pain after fixing an existing problem.
The 60-year-old comic hosted a live Twitter session in which he revealed he tried to tie his shoelaces when his back started causing him distress.
‘Get me a bloody ambulance!’ Ricky Gervais has revealed he was in agony after pinching his back while tying his shoelaces
During the live session, Ricky said, “I’m sick, I ran at four, tied my shoe and my back went, agony.
“I couldn’t walk, it took me forever, I only made it to the end of the street.
“That’s the thing when you’re in pain and can’t walk but don’t want to look weird to anyone.
‘I wanted to lie down and scream,’ Get me an ambulance ‘. “
Recurring Pain: The 60-year-old comic (pictured in 2020) held a live Twitter session where he revealed he tried to tie his shoelaces when his back started causing him distress
Ailment: Ricky also tweeted about his back problem, describing himself as lying on the floor with a hot water bottle
Ricky then said he managed to return to his house, where he told his longtime friend Jane that he had injured his back again.
He said, “I made it back, lay down on the floor, took some naproxen that we always got because my back went last time, which helped me relax.
“It’s five o’clock and I’m still wearing my training equipment.
“Jane helps me undress, shower, and then get dressed. Even for two, it was a bit of a hassle to get dressed. “
Helping hand: Ricky also said the pain in his back was so extreme that he needed the help of his longtime partner Jane to change clothes (pictured together in 2018).
Ricky pondered the effects of his injury: “I booked tennis tomorrow, it has to be fucking canceled. Thanks damn I don’t have a gig.
“The next tour after this, I’ll do it sitting down. I’m changing the genre, it’s not getting up, it’s fucking sitting down. ‘
His injury comes after Ricky joked that he still can’t name funny women when he toasted Miranda Hart in a warm up concert for this new comedy show.
The creator of Office claimed the only female comics he found funny were Dame Edna Everage and Eddie Izzard, reports The Sun.
Hilarious: Ricky has claimed he couldn’t name any funny women other than Dame Edna Everage and Eddie Izzard on his latest controversial comedy show on Sunday
Dame Edna is the alter ego on the stage of male comedian Barry Humphries, 87, and Eddie, 59, announced in December that she was gender neutral.
Ricky took the stage for his latest gig and said, “What about all the funny comedians?
“In real life, I know there are a lot of funny women. How, uh. No, but there is … Dame Edna Everage.
“Eddie Izzard. She is funny. Not only is she a great comedian, but she’s also a great actress. It was him, she was brilliant like that man in this thing, ”he joked.
Punchline: Dame Edna is the alter ego on stage for male comedian Barry Humphries, 87, and Eddie, 59, announced in December that she was gender neutral.
Ricky, who later insisted he was joking about his devastating set, then stopped by Miranda Hart when he said he was trolled online by a person wondering if he was actually a comedian.
He stated, ‘I got this tweet:’ Do you call yourself a comedian? ‘ He knows I do. It literally says it in my Twitter bio.
Ricky then hinted that it would be a mortal insult to be compared to Miranda Hart as he continued the wild set.
Ricky remembers the online helmet and recites, ‘You’re about as funny as …’ – I thought he was going to grab the carotid artery and say ‘Miranda’! ‘
“You’re about as funny as Miranda”: Ricky then implied that it would be a fatal insult to be compared to Miranda Hart as he continued the wild set