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UK soap star's four million baht Thai hospital bill - yet more fiction from "The Sun"

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The Sun is owned by the Ghastly Gargoyle, erstwhile known as the Dirty Digger when he was still Australian. That is all that needs to be said about its verity.

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3 hours ago, soalbundy said:

The Sun, like the Express or the Mirror were never really interested in facts.

 

Nonsense.  They went to enormous lengths to find the real truth by tapping people's phones.

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So, fake news by the Sun. Will they at least print a rectification and additional apology to the hospital and the Thai people. There is already enough real negative things in Thailand happening to report about without having to resort to lies.

By the way, travelling without insurance is not just stupid, but even criminal. Letting others taking care of the problems is selfish and irresponsible.

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 Not surprised if a British former tv star is broke. They have traditionally not been well-paid, which is the main reason so many wind up on US television. They do an excellent job on American accents, by the way. Tom Wilkinson and Hugh Laurie are but two of many examples. Don't miss Laurie in Hulu's "Chance" series.

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16 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

It's all a load of wad scallop ! :passifier:

Man I love UK euphemisms..

 

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1 hour ago, Dustdevil said:

 Not surprised if a British former tv star is broke. They have traditionally not been well-paid, which is the main reason so many wind up on US television. They do an excellent job on American accents, by the way. Tom Wilkinson and Hugh Laurie are but two of many examples. Don't miss Laurie in Hulu's "Chance" series.

You are joking! Have you not read about the furore that has just broke out a couple of days ago when theBC was forced to publish a lost of the salaries to its highest paid stars? Even these are understated in some cases as some top earners are paid by private companies for BBC shows. See http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/bbc-salaries-names-not-highest-earner-list-pay-wage-emily-maitlis-jane-hill-jenni-murray-women-a7848991.html

I would have published a link to the Sun's article but they may have got the facts wrong! :wink:

It is being widely reported with a "No comment" response from his representatives that this "fallen star" had no travel insurance. That being the case why has the British Embassy stepped in? Would they do that for an uninsured ordinary UK visitor? 

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yes another case of fund me as im stupid had no insurance because it was never going to happen to me even though im a drinker and  like a drug or two sillyboy

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Whatever the amount he just does not want to pay.......................tight ass? :thumbsup:  If he ever was a 'star' now he is a 'fallen star'.

 

I wonder why the British Embassy is not helping out?

Whatever they spend getting him home and on the cost of treatment to date in Thailand, they can put a lien(?) on his future earnings? :whistling: Once he has cleared immigration in the UK, on his return, they can suspend his passport until such time as all debts are re-payed? Or is this all rocket science?

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The reporting is uniformly wrong from almost every source stated here, and the assumptions drawn here are even farther from the truth, including that saving face doctor's comments.

 

The last two comments above are truly off-base and total foolishness...

 

You would think people would pride themselves on being actually informed before speaking publicly...

Guess not.

 

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Even 500,000 is a bit steep for what amounts to emergency treatment? So the hospital is still overcharging compared to other hospitals in Thailand?

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17 hours ago, InMyShadow said:


Won't be long and adoring fans will leave around half a mill dollars and he will keep the balance of course.

Fans?  Hardly anyone in the UK can remember who he is at all.  His "glory" days were over years ago.  As for the Sun... well anyone who believes anything in the Sun is pretty naïve.

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This story seem to be another brick in the wall for mandatory travel insurance...:whistling:

 

The first stories with amount for hospitalization sounded completely unrealistic, even at up-priced Samui private hospital – £13,000 a night; i.e. more than half a million baht – a 46,000 baht bill at a private hospital for some level of intensive care sounds much more reasonable, and for how long time, two days..?

 

Recently it was stated that all hospitals by Law shall provide up to three days emergency treatment, after which a patient can decide to be moved to another hospital, for Thais often a choice for government hospital with free treatment, or under the "30 baht scheme".

 

Can imagine it was rather 13,000 baht a night for room, than 13,000 Sterling, and then some on top for the emergency treatment and other costs. Wonder where the £90,000 figure for an operation came from..?

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19 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Thaivisa assumes they meant the condition bi-polar where sufferers can misunderstand information.

That sounds more like dyslexia that being bi-polar, which refers to manic-depressive behavior, no?

 

 

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