Peter who was eventually diagnosed with a torn ligament said: “I had a massive health scare last week after suffering from severe chest pains while I was out for a run. I’d only been running for about 10 minutes when I suddenly had the most excruciating, stabbing pains in my chest.
“I couldn’t breath properly and immediately thought I was having a heart attack, it was that bad. I thought I was dying.”
“Thankfully, when the medics arrived, they did tests immediately and deduced that I’d probably torn a ligament in my chest and that was what was causing the pain.
“Apparently the feeling you get when this happens is very similar to a heart attack so they totally understood why I was so terrified.”
The 37-year-old star refused to accompany paramedics to hospital, but was later forced to visit a medical facility and has been told he now needs to rest for a lengthy period so the injury can fully heal.
Writing in his column for new! magazine, he added: “They wanted to take me to hospital straight away to be monitored.
“By that point, though, I was keen to just rest at home so I stayed put. With hindsight, I should have taken their advice as I ended up going in later that day to get more painkillers.
“It’s just a case of resting for a few weeks now and hopefully the ligament will heal.”