Supervisor star Noel Fitzpatrick says he had suicidal tendencies after being accused of misconduct
Irish TV presenter and veterinary surgeon – among his clients Meghan Markle And the Russell Brand – He faced accusation after installing three robotic limbs for a turtle named Hermes, to replace those that had been chewed up by mice while they slept.
However, Hermes died about two months later, at the end of 2018, which Fitzpatrick said was due to a suspected gastrointestinal problem.
The turtle’s death prompted a number of veterinarians to file a complaint with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Fitzpatrick was eventually acquitted of any misconduct.
‘I was suicidal,’ said Lauren Laverne. desert island discs. “Those are the nuts and bolts of it.”
He said he had “no malice” against the vets who complained about him because they were “trying to do the right thing”.
But in this case they felt I didn’t care enough about the moral good of Hermes and they wouldn’t. They did not offer this option to Hermes.
Fitzpatrick said he received support during that time from his girlfriend and their pets.
Among Fitzpatrick’s song selections on desert island discs It was “One” by U2, “Love of My Life” by Queen, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, and “Do Anything You Want” by Thin Lizzy.
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