Surviving contestant pulled from show over ‘safety concerns’

Jackson Fox was removed from the hit CBS reality show. survivor after only 48 hours in the game out of “concern” for his safety.

On Wednesday’s (March 9) episode of the US Survival Game, the show’s host Jeff Probst had a discussion with contestant Fox, in which he told him that the showrunners were concerned for Fox’s safety after he lost part of his Medical history withheld until the day before filming.

According to Probst, Fox was taking lithium — a drug best known for treating depression and anxiety — which can have dangerous side effects when external stressors like starvation, dehydration and exercise are present.

“That’s where our concerns came from. The cumulative effect of the show would potentially have a very negative impact on you, and we don’t want that,” Probst told Fox.

“Your safety comes first. We can’t. We can not.”

Probst said the showrunners allowed Fox’s initial participation because they didn’t expect anything to happen in the first 48 hours, “but they eventually became too concerned for Fox’s safety.”

Fox explained that he waited to disclose the information because he was “trying” to stop taking the drug completely because he “no longer needed it.”

After the conversation, Fox announced to the rest of his showmates that he was leaving.

Fox made history as the first openly transgender contestant on the show.

New episodes of survivor Airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/survivor-contestant-safety-concern-b2033276.html Surviving contestant pulled from show over ‘safety concerns’

Tom Vazquez

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