Ian Wright’s Mother Warns Jungle Trials May Trigger Breathing Difficulties

“When he was a kid he suffered really badly with asthma.”


Ian Wright, an English former professional footballer, has been preparing to enter “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” jungle.

However, his mother, Nesta Wright, has warned that the reality show’s bushtucker trials could trigger some breathing difficulties, which could potentially be deadly.

Ian, 56, is currently a commentator for BBC Sport and ITV Sport.

His mother has voiced concerns that may crawl through tight spaces in the jungle, which could make Ian sick.

Nesta told MailOnline, “The only thing with Ian is that you know when they go through those little tunnels and stuff like that? He won’t like that.”

“When he was a kid he suffered really badly with asthma, he doesn’t have it now as an adult but going in those small places with water dripping – it’s scary,” she added.

According to WebMD, “Asthma is a disease of the branches of the windpipe (bronchial tubes), which carry air in and out of the lungs.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says at least 1 in 13 people have asthma and more than 25 million Americans have this potentially dangerous respiratory condition.

Allergic asthma is one of the types of asthma triggered by an allergen such as pollen, mold spores, or dust.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “many of the 25 million Americans with asthma also have allergies, and this is called allergic asthma.” People with a history of asthma are always advised to carry their inhalers all times and stay away from allergens that trigger their asthma attack.