As if Justin Bieber’s current South American tour didn’t already have enough problems
And now Bieber comes down with a bad case of food poisoning as documented in a series of tweets on Twitter.
“Sitting here with food poisoning and heard we won #bestmale at the #EMAs. Thanks everyone
“Argentina been a rough day but the show must go on. I’m coming” “This sucks. #sick food poisoning.”
“Not feeling so good. Actually pretty sick. Pulling it together. Argentina we got a show to do. Love u.
Unfortunately, the concert did not go well. Bieber started ninety minutes late and performed for less than an hour when he told the crowd he was not feeling well and left the stage. This drew boos from the large crowd at Buenos Aires Rive Plate Stadium who had come to see the show.
Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun said that Justin’s food poisoning was so bad that he had spent eight hours getting intravenous fluids. Doctors had advised canceling the show, however Bieber did not want to disappoint his fans and went on anyway.
Food poisoning occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins made by these germs. Most cases are caused by common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or E. coli.
The germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in different ways:
Food poisoning can occur after eating or drinking:
Many types of germs may cause food poisoning, including: Campylobacter enteritis, cholera, E. coli enteritis, fish poisoning, Staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, and shigella.
Possible symptoms include:
Treatment of food poisoning includes managing the diarrhea, controlling nausea and vomiting, and getting plenty of rest.
You can drink oral rehydration mixtures to replace fluids and minerals lost through vomiting and diarrhea. Rehydration fluids should include moderate amounts of sugar and salt to replace losses. Pedialyte is a prepared rehydration fluid for children and infants. Adults can use fluids like Gatorade, coconut water, or a home-made solution of ½ teaspoonful each salt and baking soda and 4 tablespoonsful sugar in 4 ¼ cups (1 liter) water.
If you have diarrhea and are unable to drink or keep down fluids, you may need fluids given through a vein (by IV). This is may be more common in young children.
You can buy medicines at the drugstore that help slow diarrhea (such as Lomotil, Kaopectate) Do not use these medicines without talking to your health care provider if you have bloody diarrhea, a fever, or the diarrhea is severe. Do not give these medications to children unless advised by a physician.
Antibiotics are not prescribed for most forms of food poisoning.
Most people fully recover from the most common types of food poisoning within 12 – 48 hours. Some types of food poisoning can cause serious complications.
Death from food poisoning in people who are otherwise healthy is rare in the United States.
Dehydration is the most common complication. This can occur from any causes of food poisoning.
Less common, but much more serious complications depend on the bacteria that are causing the food poisoning. These may include: