More of the drive-by media making a story out of a simple story. Of course, it is serious to the passenger because of his condition and he needed credible health care fast. Major surgeries are out of the question on the ships. He needed to get off and get to a safe medical facility that could care for his illness. The media just enjoys twisting a story into something sensational.
What did he expect if anything? For Carnival to cover all of his expenses?