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Love Island’s Jack Fowler ‘nearly died’ on plane to Dubai after life-threatening allergic reaction

The pilot had to speed up the flight as the severity worsened

Love Island legend Jack Fowler nearly died after a life threatening allergic reaction to nuts on an Emirates flight to Dubai.

Sharing a video on Instagram of the Love Island star having to use an EpiPen to recuperate after he nearly died on the flight, Jack Fowler explained how he was served a curry with cashew nuts in despite alerting the airline previously of his nut allergy. Writing in the caption, Jack explained “[I] can’t believe I’m having to post this. And I’m posting because people should be aware of the severity of how bad food allergies can be and the complete negligence from @emirates airline. I recently flew with Emirates Airline where I was given a cashew nut. I made my flight attendant aware of my nut allergy twice before being given a chicken curry. I wasn’t given a menu to choose from, instead I was asked directly if I wanted chicken or fish. I opted for the chicken.”

Jack Fowler, who was a fan fave on Love Island series four and went on to win the recent Love Island game, claims he told the flight attendant about his severe nut allergy but was told there were no nuts in the curry.


“When I received the meal I asked the same flight attendant again to make sure, and again was told that it does not have nuts included. Trusting my flight attendant, I began to eat the chicken curry. Immediately my throat closed up and breathing became extremely difficult.” Jack then said his friend demanded to see the inflight menu where they discovered the curry did indeed have nuts in.

“This left me with the real possibility of dying on the plane, as I knew I needed emergency treatment immediately. I was given five tanks of oxygen, as well as administering my Adrenaline Pen (EpiPen). I told the flight supervisor, ‘If you don’t land this plane soon, I will die on this plane,’” Fowler recalled, which prompted the pilot to “speed up the journey.”

The plane landed and Jack was rushed to the hospital inside Dubai International airport.


“What needs to happen for airlines to take food allergies seriously??” Fowler wrote, before directly calling out Emirates in his post. “I’m lucky to be able to have a platform to make as many people aware of your complete negligence. You are responsible for your passengers and their safety. Giving a passenger food which they’ve stated TWICE will cause extreme harm is unacceptable.

“I hope all airlines and cabin crew who come across this post take note. We board your flights and trust the cabin crew to aid us in a safe flight. Take more care.”

The Tab has gone to Emirates airline for comment, and received the following response from a representative of the company.

“We are sorry to hear of Mr Fowler’s experience and our teams on ground are providing him with all possible assistance. The safety and health of our customers is taken very seriously.

“While Emirates aims to cater to customers with specific needs by offering a variety of special meals that cover medical, dietary, and religious requirements, we cannot guarantee a nut-free inflight environment. We urge travellers with dietary or other medical requirements to check our website and consult their doctor before travel.”

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