Ben Robinson may have only been on Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 for the final two charters, but he certainly made his mark on the season. Ben’s return indicated the first moment the Sirocco crew had a trained and experienced chef. His output was hailed as the epitome of five star dining and the guests loved each meal.
The atmosphere in the galley was another story. Ben was at odds with the entire setup of his workspace and let his crewmates know it. At every possible moment. He went on an anxiety-induced rampages at each and every dinner service. Ben’s complaints about Hannah Ferrier’s team management seemed to cause a rift between her and Captain Sandy Yawn. To be fair, this kind of behavior isn’t entirely unusual for Ben though it certainly seemed amplified this season. So, was something else going on with Ben?
On the Below Deck Mediterranean After Show, Ben revealed that he almost quit the show, despite his short tenure. He was suffering from sciatica and was experiencing a lot of pain. Those dealing with sciatic pain can feel varying degrees of discomfort from their low back to the hips and down one or both legs.
Ben even described “limping a little bit,” when he walked down the dock and boarded the ship. “I had this bloody sciatica, and I was really struggling to walk when I got on the boat, honestly. It was tough,” he said, “without Ibuprofen, I almost had to quit. So I was eating about 4,000 milligrams of Ibuprofen a day just to get through it.”
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Luckily for the crew, Ben persevered and made it to the finish line. And it seems once the stress of the season was over, Ben’s body responded positively.
Ben explained, “the magical thing was when I got off the boat, I didn’t have sciatica anymore. I literally walked my ass off. Yeah, I just forced it out of my system! I actually walked off in better health, in better spirits than ever. And I was proud of it.”
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It’s good to hear Ben is feeling better. But maybe the stress of yachting is not for him anymore. Will he return next season?
TELL US- DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA BEN HAD A HEALTH ISSUE WHILE WATCHING THE SHOW? SHOULD HE HAVE LEFT THE SEASON EARLY? WILL BEN COME BACK NEXT SEASON?
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