‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Recently Had Amnesia

by Jeremy Spirogis
Survivor host Jeff Probst

Survivor host Jeff Probst has been by way of loads of weird experiences in his life — that’s to be anticipated whenever you’re internet hosting a present like Survivor. However, a current amnesia assault left Jeff Probst with none understanding of who he was or what was taking place. To say the least, it was very regarding for the fact tv legend. Luckily, Probst is doing advantageous now, and is able to current Season 40 of Survivor to followers. Here’s how Jeff Probst briefly misplaced his reminiscence.

‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst briefly misplaced his reminiscence

Survivor host Jeff Probst
Survivor host Jeff Probst | Robert Voets/CBS by way of Getty Images

On a current episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, Jeff Probst defined that his amnesiac episode occurred when he was reserving a flight for himself and his spouse, Lisa Ann Rusell. 

He defined, “It gets to your wife’s birthdate. And I went, ‘What is my wife’s birthdate?’ And I couldn’t figure it out, so I texted my wife and I said, ‘Could you call me?’ So she called me. She said, ‘What’s going on?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. I don’t really know what’s happening? I don’t know anything. Like, where are the kids?’ She said, ‘They’re at school.’ I said, ‘Where are you?’ She said, ‘I’m at work.’ I said, ‘Something’s wrong.’”

The Survivor host defined that issues bought steadily worse, and he quickly had “zero recollection of anything that was happening to me.”

“I even wrote a note on my laptop, I wrote a note that said, ‘For our records, I have no idea why I’m wearing these clothes, I have no idea where our kids are, I have no idea what day it is, I have no idea why I’m writing this.’ And then a little later I type, ‘I just read this. Have no memory of writing it,’” defined Probst.

Luckily, his reminiscence returned simply earlier than he was set to enter an MRI. The physician defined to Probst that he had simply skilled transient world amnesia. 

“[The neurosurgeon] figures out that — what I had for three hours, I had absolutely no memory, don’t know what I did during those three hours — he said it’s called, global transient amnesia. Or TGA. And it’s just what happens, you lose your memory,” mentioned Probst. Luckily, there are not any long-term results as a result of TGA, and so far as we presently know it’s not indicative of any underlying main issues.

Jeff Probst has damage himself on-set 

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Survivor host Jeff Probst | CBS by way of Getty Images

It might come as no shock to Survivor followers that Jeff Probst has additionally had a couple of wild experiences whereas filming the present. 

On an episode of The Rachael Ray Show, Probst revealed that he’d had a detailed run-in with a machete whereas filming. 

Jeff Probst defined, “I had a scorpion — you know. But the worst one was, we had this guy on the show. This really cool dude, this local island guy. And he was showing us all these tricks of the trade, and one thing he would do is he would hold a coconut, and he would take his machete and chop it, spin it. Chop it, spin it. Chop it, and take the top off.”

He continued, “And he made it look so easy! And I said, ‘Do you think I could do that?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah man, take my machete.’ I do the first hit, and it glances off and slices my wrist open. And it does that thing where the skin peels back and at first nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, bum bum, bum bum, I went green, I laid back on the rock. The doctors came over and took me out on the boat ride and said, ‘You just missed that thing that would have killed your hand.’”

“You know in my mind, I was gonna be with my woman, wherever she may be in my future. I’d be walking down the beach, say hey baby, want a little coconut? Chop chop chop, pop it open. But I’m not that guy!” joked the Survivor host.

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