”You made us look like idiots”
A video emerged earlier this week which shows popstar Olly Murs saving a woman from choking.
The video which is shot from a far, shows Olly perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on a brunette who appears to be choking.
Fans took to Twitter to praise the star for thinking on his feet and saving someone’s life.
However, Olly himself tweeted on Saturday morning, two days after the video was released, to say that it was fake.
Sorry guys!! We got you hook, line and sinker ??☺️?? https://t.co/QZh3uzhegA
— Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) December 3, 2016
It appears the ordeal was actually all stage for Alan Carr’s skit show Happy Hour.
Some fans said that they knew it was fake all along while others said they were annoyed about being tricked.
That video of Olly Murs is a PR stunt at its worse, I'm sorry if someone is choking the last thing you grab for is a mobile phone to film it
— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) December 2, 2016
— Dedicated 2 Olly ♥ (@mummytoapremmie) December 3, 2016
@ollyofficial fgs murs?
— Katieeee? (@KatieMurs03) December 3, 2016
@ollyofficial We all look like idiots now? fought your corner against so many people who said it was fake, and it was fake??
— OliviaTaylor #24HRS (@LivTaylorxx_) December 3, 2016
@ollyofficial You Swine OLIVER!!!! There was me praising you!!!! Still Love Ya though xxxx
— ♥ Anne❤️ (@dazzleannie_OM) December 3, 2016
— TroubleMaker. (@Amberr_Cooper) December 3, 2016
Now I have conflicting emotions about the Olly Murs saving a choking woman incident. As it was not a real happening.
— rowan morrison (@rowanmorrison) December 3, 2016