Married At First Sight star shares snap hooked up to drip after falling ill on holiday

Cameron Merchant
-Credit: (Image: Don Arnold/WireImage)


Australian reality TV star Cameron Merchant has opened up about suffering a health scare while on holiday in Bali. The Married At First Sight Australia star shared details of his experience with 'Bali belly' on Instagram, admitting he'd had a "rough" 24 hours.

Cameron, 40, had jetted to Bali to attend a close friend's wedding, but found himself awake in the early hours of the morning in pain. Taking to his Instagram Stories, Cameron penned: "Bali belly strikes. Turn of events, up from 2:30am in a world of hurt and depleted of everything within me."

He revealed he'd been hooked up to a drip to replenish his fluids after being sick for 24 hours. Cameron then expressed his frustration as he listed his symptoms.

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Married At First Sight Australia star Cameron Merchant has been terribly unwell while in Bali -Credit:Don Arnold/WireImage

He added: "Well this is fun... Not such a moment of joy. The cold shivers, the shakes , the hot sweats... make up your mind Bali belly, which one is it? One depleted human right here, right now."

A day later, Cameron said he was now on the mend. He posted a snap of his first meal after not eating for 36 hours, revealing he was tucking into a banana and some buttered toast. "First meal in over 36 hours... What a treat!" he penned as he basked in the sunshine by a swimming pool.

Cameron later thanked all of the staff at his hotel resort in Bali in a series of Instagram Stories. He then announced he'd landed back in Sydney, ready to reunite with his family.

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Cameron revealed he hadn't eaten for 36 hours -Credit:Instagram

Cameron appeared on MAFS Australia in 2019. He met his wife Jules Robinson, 42, on the hit reality TV show, with the pair falling in love. They went on to marry for real after the show finished that same year.

In September 2020, Jules and Cameron welcomed their first child, a son named Oliver. In March, Jules announced she is expecting the couple's second child and is due to give birth any day now.

Sharing the happy news in March, the couple wrote on social media: "When 3 becomes 4. We both can only imagine our hearts capacity to love will just keep on expanding… So excited to announce we have a new addition to the family joining us in July!"

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Cameron and wife Jules Robinson met on MAFS -Credit: Don Arnold/WireImage

Jules, who is a salon owner and entrepreneur, has revealed she is already planning for baby number three. She told Daily Mail Australia: "We want to have another baby. "Who knows? If think if there's a will, there's a way."