Country Star and American Idol Judge Luke Bryan Needs a Talking To From an Allergist


Luke Bryan is an American country singer, songwriter, and television personality who is a five-time “Entertainer of the Year” as awarded by the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association.

He disclosed he has a severe allergy to fish which he routinely ignores.

In a recent interview with Audacity, Bryan dispelled rumors about why his eyes are frequently red:

Just so we know, if I do any interviews and I look like I’ve been smoking pot? That’s not true. I’ve been catching bass.

If I touch a bass, my eyes will get red. My hands will swell if I have to take a hook out … I’m like, I know I’m gonna fish today so I’ll take an Allegra.

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Bryan detailed the years he went through suffering allergic reactions to bass while fishing with his dad:

I’m in the back of the boat wheezing, in need of maybe like an EpiPen. We just thought it was allergies, like the trees, but it’s actually touching the bass.

The “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” singer disclosed his food allergy after fans expressed concern following a recent episode of American Idol, questioning his red eyes and swollen hands.

Here is the point in the interview where he talks about his allergy:

We remind our readers that there is no such thing as a “mild” food allergy, as the severity of one reaction does not predict the severity of the next.

When Bryan says he’s in the “back of the boat wheezing, in need of maybe like an EpiPen,” he’s half right: there’s no “maybe…” he should have two epinephrine auto-injectors with him at all times as he is experiencing a telltale sign of anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening reaction to a food, drug, or environmental substance like latex. Epinephrine is the only drug that can halt and reverse the progression of symptoms, but it must be administered promptly upon onset. Most importantly, it can’t save your life if you don’t have it on hand.

We urge him to seek the services of an allergist who will prescribe him epinephrine and convince him to carry it.

We don’t ever want to refer to him on this site with a tragedy tag.

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