John Burgess, one of Australia’s most popular television game show hosts, has opened up about his recent sepsis battle.

Burgess explained how the symptoms started appearing when he started to fall into the habit of sleeping without warning.

“I kept passing out and I felt very unwell. It all happened very quickly in the space of a day or two. As soon as I was rushed to hospital they did a blood test and discovered I had sepsis,” Burgess told A Current Affair.

According to the Centre for  Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when your body has an unusually severe response to an infection. Other symptoms may include fever, trouble breathing, low blood pressure, a rapid heart rate and mental confusion.

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