Rob McElhenney sparks concern with New Year’s Eve ‘allergic reaction’ pic

Actor and co-owner of Wrexham, Rob McElhenney, caused a stir among fans when he shared a social media post on New Year’s Eve.


‘This made me almost drop my phone’

Actor and co-owner of Wrexham, Rob McElhenney, caused a stir among fans when he shared a social media post on New Year’s Eve. The post featured a surprising photo that grabbed everyone’s attention.


McElhenney, widely recognized as the creator and star of the hit TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and also known for his recent acquisition of Wrexham AFC alongside Ryan Reynolds, took to Instagram on New Year’s Eve to share a reflective end-of-year post.

In the initial photo of the post, the 46-year-old displayed a significantly swollen side of his face, attributing it to a “slight allergic reaction.” This peculiar occurrence piques curiosity and raises questions about the cause behind such an unexpected bodily response.

The picture caused quite a stir, even catching the attention of fellow actor Mindy Kaling, who couldn’t help but comment on the post: “Rob this made me almost drop my phone. My son screamed.”

Someone else said: “I can’t tell if that’s legit or makeup.”

A third wrote: “Can somebody confirm that the first picture is real and not from some scene he was doing. That is insane.”

A fourth added: “That first slide can’t be real…is it real?? I really impressed and/or horrified.”

The photo, however, held a hidden explanation that keen fans of It’s Always Sunny would have undoubtedly noticed.

In a recent episode of the show, Mac, portrayed by McElhenney, experiences an allergic reaction to nuts. As the episode unfolds, the reaction intensifies, resulting in Mac’s face undergoing a dramatic transformation. The picture shared by McElhenney captures a moment during the filming of this scene, showcasing the impressive prosthetic effects used.

The actor penned a caption that cleverly alludes to the scene depicted in the post: “Aside from that slight allergic reaction to the nuts, 2023 was one of the best years of my life. Thank you to the people and places that made it possible.

“My life is full of love and joy because of you. So excited for 2024. I’ll stay away from the nuts.”

McElhenney’s post featured a collection of snaps, including pictures with his Wrexham co-owner Reynolds, his wife and It’s Always Sunny co-star Kaitlin Olson, and a memorable encounter with King Charles and Camilla. Get ready to explore this intriguing glimpse into his world!