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Love Island star Jack Fowler has said he "could have died" after suffering a severe allergic reaction on a plane. 

Jack Fowler who starred in the 2018 series of Love Island has said he "could have died" after suffering a severe allergic reaction on a plane.  
The incident happened when Jack was given vanilla ice cream which contained hidden pistachio nuts.  
He had told the air host at the start of the flight that he is extremely allergic to nuts and the member of staff said they had "made a note and it wouldn't be a problem" 
He then warned staff about his allergy again after being served pastries containing nuts at the start of the flight but realised before he tucked in.  
Jack said his "throat closed up" and "tongue swelled" after eating the vanilla ice cream. 
Describing the incident on Instagram, Jack called Qatar Airways "an absolute shambles."  
He wrote "The pilot had contacted different countries to divert to get me treated, luckily because I reacted quick we didn't need to... but I cannot begin to tell you how scary that was." 
He went on to say "I told you five times I'm allergic. You gave me nuts twice. I literally couldn't have died. The next person might not be so lucky." 
In a second post, Jack wrote: "I told @qatarairways hostess’s 5 times I was anaphylactic to nuts as well as asking for reassurance when every meal was served to me, that it was nut free." 
"To be given nuts TWICE is such a massive failure from @qatarairways." 
"Within seconds I couldn’t breathe properly after eating the crushed pistachio nuts beneath my vanilla Ice cream. My throat closed and my tongue felt like it was swelling. I was told the vanilla ice cream was my safest option. It wasn’t. 
@qatarairways you have failed in so many ways. I’m extremely lucky. The next person might not be." 
He continued with "To ALL airlines, there needs to be more done to protect the millions of people with severe dietary requirements while being a passenger on board. Our safety is in your hands when flying with your airline." 
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Statement from Qatar Airways 
A spokesperson for Qatar said they are "investigating the incident." 
They went on to say "Passenger health and safety is of paramount importance to Qatar Airways and we require all passengers with severe food allergies to notify the airline no less than 48 hours in advance of flying with a completed medical information form (MEDIF) as instructed on our website. 
"The airline will work with the passenger to reduce the risk of contamination but as flights are public, an allergen free environment is not guaranteed. We are aware of an issue concerning a passenger who had a reaction to nuts on board and are investigating the incident." 
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