"What we can say at this time is that Heidi went to a hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica Saturday evening because she was not feeling well," a representative for the couple said in a statement Monday. "She has been released from the hospital and is doing well. The couple remains in Costa Rica."
The show required the couple to stay in the "lost chamber" as a condition of their return to the competition after they repeatedly quit. Although the cameras showed Spencer and Heidi fending off various spiders and jumping often after hearing strange noises, they emerged from the chamber the following morning in good spirits.
Much of Monday night's episode featured Heidi and Spencer promoting their spirituality. Spencer spoke of prophetic dreams and claimed he was on a spiritual fast, and Heidi shared her lifelong dreams of becoming a missionary. Spencer even chose not to "Spence out" when Janice Dickinson compared Heidi's singing to a "drowning cat." But the religious talk rubbed some of the contestants the wrong way.
"I'm not going against Christianity, but this became Jesus camp," NBA veteran John Salley told viewers. "I've got Heidi praising the lord, Stephen [Baldwin] praising the lord, and Spencer — who I needed to be the old Spencer — is now born-again Christian."
It was after all this that Heidi began vomiting repeatedly and complaining of violent stomach pain. Spencer took his wife to the on-site medics, who started an IV and transported Heidi to a San Jose hospital. Although Dickinson suggested that the illness was the latest in a string of "calculated" acts, doctors determined that Heidi was suffering from a gastric ulcer or gastritis. The show's producers then informed the rest of the camp that Speidi would no longer participate in the competition.
In another development, Frances Callier — the remaining half of comedy duo Frangela — quit the competition, explaining, "you can't separate Abbot and Costello." Her comedy partner, Angela Shelton, was voted out by the viewers last Thursday.
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