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Survivor's Caleb Reynolds Reveals His Temperature Hit 107 Degrees Before He Was Removed from the Game: 'I Was in the ICU for 5 Days'
Originally posted 03/16/2016 04:50PM
Sometimes, it was the contestant's own fault, like when Mike Skupin fell into a fire during 2001's Australian Outback. Sometimes, it was due to illness, like when Panama's Bruce Kanegai found himself severely constipated.
Other times, the blame falls on the producers. In 2012, contestant Kourtney Moon broke her wrist during an ill-conceived challenge that had contestants jumping from a 25-ft. tower into a net.
But no Survivor has been quite as brutal and chaotic as last week's episode, where contestants spent nearly an hour digging in hot sand for bags of balls.
Three contestants had to be treated for some sort of heatstroke or heat exhaustion. While two of them recovered, Army vet Caleb Reynolds was evacuated from the game.
Reynolds, 28, tells PEOPLE about his horrifying experience – and how he's preparing to play the game again.
Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: 'Brutal Challenge' and a Medical Emergency Test the Castaways in New Ways
Originally posted 03/09/2016 10:40PM
This week on Survivor, everybody almost died. After a brutal challenge in scorching 118 degree Cambodian heat, three contestants zonked out from heatstroke, and Caleb took a (Russell) Swan dive that ended with a medevac.
Originally posted 03/09/2016 03:45PM
No big deal, right?
Originally posted 03/02/2016 09:00PM
"You can't get cocky in this game, but I'm in control. It would take something extraordinary, off the charts, completely whacked out to disturb my plans now." –Marty Piombo, Survivor: Nicaragua, immediately before losing control
Originally posted 03/02/2016 06:10PM
Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Dangerous Game of 'Blind Leading the Blind' Brings an Unexpected Elimination
Originally posted 02/24/2016 09:15PM
Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and a member of the jury on Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. He has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.
Originally posted 02/19/2016 12:00AM
Aashna Brynn arrived on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Originally posted 02/18/2016 03:55PM
She's an actress and pin-up model. He's a photographer. So it seemed natural for two-time Survivor contestant Jessica "Sugar" Kiper to tie the knot with her new husband, Nicholas Critelli.
The couple said "I do" on Valentine's Day in a small outdoor ceremony. The reception was held in a '50s diner. "It's unique," Kiper tells PEOPLE. "But I wanted to do something different. I'm wearing a red dress because that's good luck."
Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: New Castaways Navigate First Alliances, 'Intense Elements' and a Tribal Council Shocker
Originally posted 02/17/2016 10:30PM
"Somebody had to be the first one kicked off, and somebody's gotta win the million" –Clay Jordan, Survivor: Thailand
Survivor is back with an episode so intense that it could crawl into your brain and live there forever. Kaoh Rong introduces three tribes – Brains, Brawn and Beauty – who are battling for island supremacy in the brutal heat of Cambodia's dry season.
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