Button recovering from wasp sting

Jenson Button

Jenson Button

Jenson Button is currently recovering from a wasp sting, which forced the McLaren driver  to pull out of appearing in person on a BBC chat show last Friday after suffering an allergic reaction.

“I’ve been taken out by a wasp!” the 34-year-old said on Twitter. “I was riding my bike yesterday and got stung between the eyes.”

Button said the sting made him feel “rough, plus I look like an Avatar but obviously not the blue bit!”

Chat show host Graham Norton, sitting with actors Samuel L Jackson and Keira Knightley, phoned Button during the show and asked the Formula 1 driver if he will be well enough to race in Austria this weekend.

“I hope so,” Button answered. “That is the crazy thing. I drive around at 220 miles per hour and I get taken out by a wasp.”

Pulp Fiction star Jackson, however, said that he is not convinced and told Button, “I want to see the face. I am not buying it.” (GMM)