Harry Hill has opened up about the frightening moment a drunk man chased him around with a broken bottle after one of his gigs.
The 57-year-old comedian joined Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on today’s episode of This Morning where he recalled some of his earliest memories of performing.
‘The first one I ever did, it went well,’ Harry told the presenters. ‘I thought I’d cracked it and then the third one there was complete silence.
‘Heckling is ok, well not ok but at least you’ve got something to react to.’
Harry then proceeded to tell a story from one of his gigs at the Hackney Empire, east London.
‘I didn’t know how to deal with hecklers, so I just swore at him and used a rather rude word and he shut up,’ he shared. ‘But then when I left the venue, he chased after me with a broken bottle.’
‘I was running around this car,’ he added. ‘And he was very drunk.’
A shocked Alison muttered ‘oh my God’ before stating that the Queen wasn’t a big fan of his either.
‘Well, she didn’t chase me with a bottle,’ Harry commented, much to the delight of the hosts.
Last year, Harry revealed he volunteered to work at London’s Nightingale Hospital on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
The funnyman trained as a neurosurgeon initially working at Doncaster Royal Infirmary before quitting the profession aged 25 to pursue a career in comedy as ‘he didn’t feel in control of what was happening’.
He is now best known for fronting his shows Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule and Junior Bake Off.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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