When an airport ticketing agent told James McElvar (from the the Scottish boyband Rewind) he had too many bags and would “either have to pay a £45 fee to get them on the plane, get the flight the next morning, throw the the clothes away, or wear them,” he logically went with the last option and piled on all the clothes he could fit onto his body.
He walked onto his EasyJet flight wearing six t-shirts, five sweaters, three pairs of jeans, two sweat pants, two jackets and two hats – all of which proved to be too much for him to handle, poor little guy. According to MTV:
Soon after McElvar had gotten dressed in all of his outfits, he fell ill from heat exhaustion and had to be treated by an off-duty paramedic on the flight. While we’re guessing McElvar’s money-saving antics made his bandmates laugh, the situation became no laughing matter as soon as his health took a downturn.
“I thought I was a goner and that I was having a heart attack,” McElvar said.
Once back home in his hometown of Glasgow, McElvar was hospitalized and his condition improved under the care of doctors.
Members of Rewind quickly took to Twitter to assure their fans that McElvar was on the mend.
I guess the point of all this is to encourage you to buy Rewind’s music so they can afford to pay their baggage fees.