Ricky Gervais leaves fans worried after sweaty snap as he admits to back pain

Ricky Gervais has left his social media followers slightly concerned after he posted a picture on social media over the weekend of him sweating – though it was for a good reason!

The comedian and creator of The Office recently admitted that he's struggling badly with back pain.

But over the weekend, as temperatures soared into their mid-20s, he decided to enjoy a Wimbledon warm-up by playing a game of tennis.

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Unsurprisingly, things got heated! In Ricky's case, literally.

Taking to his Twitter account, Ricky wrote to his 14.9million followers: "Just played tennis. Probably shouldn’t have worn black"

It's fair to say some sun cream would probably have helped as well, as Ricky's face was beet-red from the exercise.

His followers chimed in with responses, including former tennis star Andy Roddick, who replied: "And/or … You should have worn a hat."

"Who ever needed sun cream?!" added a second, with a third laughing: "Sun block is key…"

Gervais has vowed to perform on stage when he’s old and his body breaks down and he’ll even do gags sitting on a commode.

The outspoken comic says that back pain and his physical shape are so bad that he may soon need to be helped on stage.

But he’s got a sneaky trick up his sleeve to keep his audience blissfully unaware he’s on the bog.

He said: “I love doing stand-up but standing up is the worst bit of it, as I have got a bad back.

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“So, I think soon I’ll just be on a commode. It’ll be a little blanket on me, I will be going, and they won’t even know – there’ll be a nurse with the drip. They’ll think it’s blood but it’s red wine.

“And then now and again, I’ll just go, ‘Empty it!’ That’s how I see my future in stand-up. You’ve got to have a dream.”


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