He’s being honest, at least after four years of marriage — 45-year-old Briton has claimed to be allergic to his wife and says he develops rashes whenever he goes near her.
Darren Young is, in fact, allergic to a component regularly used in creams and body lotions. His heart rate soars and his body swells if he comes into contact with the chemical, known as polyethylene glycol.
Young, a bus driver from Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire, says he cannot get close to his wife Sue unless she is free of all creams.
“When it comes to bedtime Sue doesn’t need a headache as an excuse. She just says she has been using body lotion and it might kill me,” he told The Sun.