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This Boy Band Singer Fainted After Wearing All His Clothes On A Plane To Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

We've all considered doing this, tbh.

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A Scottish boy band member collapsed from heat exhaustion during a flight after putting on 12 layers of clothing in a bid to avoid paying excess baggage fees.

James McElvar and his Rewind bandmates were flying budget airline Easyjet from London's Stansted airport to Glasgow on Wednesday when the Scottish 19-year-old came up with the sitcom-inspired idea.

In a bid to avoid paying £45, or $70, to check an extra bag, he put on four sweaters, six t-shirts, three pairs of jeans, two pairs of shorts, two jackets, and two hats, according to the BBC.

After he collapsed mid-flight and suffered a fit, he was given oxygen by flight staff before being admitted to hospital.

For everyone asking James is ok. He is being looked after in hospital now back home safe in Glasgow. He sends you all his love 😘

"I thought I was a goner and that I was having a heart attack," he told the Sun newspaper.

He said a paramedic later told him he was "lucky to be alive."

The band later tweeted that McElvar had made a full recovery.

James is much better now! Still in a bit of shock but he's recovered from last night! And the other boys are fine and home safe! #rewindHQ

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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