Jeremy was in Saigon when he was rushed to hospital, after seeking medical advice for the condition.
He commented: “I said, ‘It’s nothing, I just need a doctor to pop around and lance this little abscess I’ve got.’ She [the doctor] said, ‘Where is it?’ I said, ‘My abdomen.’ She said, ‘Does it hurt?’ I said, ‘Yes it does.’
“She said, ‘Which side?’ I said, ‘Left side,’ she said, ‘We’re sending an ambulance’… By the time I’d finished explaining, the ambulance was there…”
Jeremy said within three minutes of arriving he was on the operating table, as he praised the “fabulous” Vietnamese health care system.
However, he has still not completely healed: “[The wound] is now as we speak [oozing out] because you can’t close the wound.