Jeff Wittek has revealed he suffered a seizure due to complications from painkillers after multiple surgeries following his 2021 virus crane accident.
YouTuber and podcast host Jeff Wittek has shocked the internet after revealing he nearly lost his left eye in an accident involving a crane last year.
The influencer took part in a stunt with fellow vlogger David Dobrik, who was driving a crane in the middle of a lake. Dobrik dumped his friends on the machinery as part of a jury-rigged ride – but the incident ended in pain for Wittek.
Wittek says he could have lost his eye due to the ordeal and underwent several surgeries to correct the problem over the following months.
He and David Dobrik are apparently no longer on good terms, with Wittek notably calling the vlogger a “scumbag” before going public with him in February.
However, the aftermath of the accident did not end there. During an episode of his Jeff FM podcast on April 8, 2022, Wittek claimed that he suffered a seizure due to complications from the painkillers he takes following his multiple surgeries.
“She looks at my records and she sees, ‘Okay, last year you were prescribed opiates ten times,'” he said of his doctor’s visit after the crisis. “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve had nine surgeries. They give me painkillers afterwards.'”
“She’s like, ‘Oh no, we have to take all your meds off, so you can’t have Ambien anymore,'” he continued.
“You bitch! You took away the only medicine that helps me in my life!” He joked. “I should have just f**king kept quiet. This is why people hide their illnesses!
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Although Wittek humorously claimed he was mad at his doctor for taking him off the drug, fans are expressing concern for the YouTuber’s well-being and wishing him well.
This news comes after Wittek revealed he was taking legal action against Dobrik over the crash, who is yet to comment on the matter at the time of writing.