IShowSpeed health update: Recounts near-death experience following his return to streaming – Popular streaming personality IShowSpeed has made a triumphant return to YouTube after a hospitalization that left him grappling with a severe sinus infection. His first stream back, which took place on August 15, offered a candid glimpse into the ordeal he endured and the near-death experience he claims to have faced.
In mid-July, IShowSpeed found himself rushed to the hospital during his trip to Japan due to a debilitating sinus infection. This infection led to his right eye becoming completely swollen shut, accompanied by cluster headaches so excruciating that he reportedly feared for his life.
IShowSpeed health update: Recounts near-death experience following his return to streaming
During his hospitalization, IShowSpeed’s received unwavering support from his fans. Crowds gathered outside the hospital to cheer him on. His return to YouTube marked a poignant moment for both him and his community.
Yeah why isn’t speed streaming
— PetSim (@ButlerIlya) August 14, 2023
The streamer spoke openly about the ordeal he endured, revealing, “I almost died. I almost jumped off of a building, chat. I was this close to jumping off of a Japanese building. And I’m not trolling, bro. I’m being deadass. I swear on my life, bro. It was that freaking bad, bro.”
During the stream, IShowSpeed detailed the agonizing pain he experienced, comparing it to being “stabbed” with a knife behind his eye. He underwent a spinal tap as part of his treatment, further highlighting the severity of his condition. The sinus infection triggered cluster headaches, which he described as feeling like someone was stabbing his eye from behind.
I pray none of y’all in the chat experiences a cluster headache”, he said. “That’s the one that almost killed me. That’s the one that almost got me. …I went through so much. I’m still healing.”
Fans have flooded IShowSpeed with well-wishes as he continues his healing journey. Despite his eagerness to return to streaming, he expressed a determination to fully recover before diving back into full-time content creation.