Liz Hurley has revealed she won’t touch street food again after suffering an allergic reaction to a curbside kebab in Pakistan that resulted in her being put on a drip.
The actress, 55, told how she visited the South Asian country to help Prime Minister Imran Khan raise funds for a hospital, but was left ‘projectile-vomiting’ after he convinced her to try a kebab.
She explained to The Oldie magazine: ‘I can’t eat street food anywhere. My stomach is very delicate.
Confession: Liz Hurley, 55, has revealed she won’t touch street food after eating a curbside kebab in Pakistan that resulted in her being put on a drip
‘The last time, I was in Pakistan with Imran Khan to raise funds for his hospital. He persuaded me to eat some kebabs and I ended up on a drip,’ she added.
Liz added that she would happily maintain a simple diet of bananas and Ryvita.
However spending lockdown with her son Damien Hurley, 19, has meant she’s had to up her game and has had to ‘feed everyone properly.’
Liz has spent the coronavirus lockdowns with her son mother Angela, 80, and elder sister Kate, at their lavish £6 million mansion, and previously compared the experience to an episode of The Waltons.
The actress spent 16 weeks holed up at the Herefordshire estate in a group of nine, including her elder sister Kate, son Damian, mother Angela and vulnerable friends.
Poorly: The actress told how she visited the country to help Prime Minister Imran Khan raise funds for a hospital, but was left ‘projectile-vomiting’ after he convinced her to try a kebab
Appearing on Lorraine in October, Liz told stand-in host Christine Lampard at the time: ‘It was like The Waltons! We had nine of us, but I was the only one who left in 16 weeks to do a brief raid on the shops.’
Much-loved family drama The Waltons ran from 1971 to 1981 (with three subsequent movie spin-offs) and revolved around the tight-knit clan’s lives on a Virginia mountain during the Depression and the Second World War.
The show was such an example for American family life at the time, that President George Bush once even said in a speech in 1992 that he wished to make families in the United States ‘more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons’.
Elizabeth revealed that her household took things back to basics for lockdown, much like The Waltons, explaining: ‘We all stayed safe and then we had to just get on, find a way to make it work.
‘There was manual labour, not allowed TV until 6PM. We were all outside – we had beautiful weather in the UK – sweeping up, clipping, attacking things with a chainsaw, making the outside beautiful, growing veg…
‘We all got healthier. We ate quite a lot but there was the manual labour!’
Liz added: ‘We were very nervous about health, there were elderly women and a friend with low immunity who had to be kept safe. We were just nervous and scared whole time.’
Despite spending four months at home, the group had plenty of space, as they locked down at Liz’s 13 bed-mansion that she bought with her ex Shane Warne in 2012.
The sprawling Georgian estate, which is now Elizabeth’s main home, also boasts five bathrooms and its own lake.
Sweet: Liz added she would happily maintain a simple diet however spending lockdown with her son Damien Hurley, 19 (pictured) has meant she’s had to up her game
During lockdown, Liz said she felt ‘incredibly lucky’ to be in her country home alongside her family during the time of social distancing.
She penned in an Instagram post: ‘In these scary times I feel incredibly lucky to live in the countryside and have lots of outside space.
‘As well as my son, I have seven other people living with me including my 79 year old mother and her sister- also in her late 70’s- and one of my best friends who is in the highest risk group with severe respiratory problems.
‘Keeping everyone as safe as possible (and fed) is a full time job.
‘We all are full of the highest admiration for our wonderful NHS staff and are doing everything we can to not add to their burden.’
Family: The actress spent 16 weeks holed up at the Herefordshire estate in a group of nine, including her elder sister Kate, son Damian, mother Angela (pictured)