iShowSpeed, a popular streamer and content developer, aroused worry among his fans after posting a health update on his YouTube page.
Here’s all you need to know about what happened to the online celebrity.
Who is iShowSpeed?
iShowSpeed, or Speed, is an American streamer, YouTube video creator, singer, experimental rapper, and online celebrity who was born on January 21, 2005 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He began releasing gameplay footage on YouTube in 2016, which launched his YouTube career.
He soon turned to live-streaming games, especially NBA 2K and Fortnite, but he also shares live streams of titles such as Five Nights at Freddy’s and Super Meat Boy on occasion.
He won the Breakout Streamer award at the 12th Streamy Awards in December 2022.
iShowSpeed has over 18.8million subscribers on YouTube as of this writing.
What happened to iShowSpeed?
On July 30, 2023, iShowSpeed took to his YouTube page to share that he has been rushed to the hospital.
“I don’t know what I have right now. But, I’m about to go through surgery right now. I’ve been feeling s**t, literally,” he said.
“Just, very bad. Like, my eye’s… my eye’s puffing up. It feels like a stab. It feels like somebody is stabbing my eye with a knife.”
He added: “I wanted to give y’all boys [an] update because I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. You know what I’m saying?
“I want y’all boys to always be right there with me, until I die. It’s… I don’t know, man. But, when I get back home, I’m going to probably chill from traveling for a bit because… a lot is going on.”
He also shared a YouTube Short to describe his situation, saying that he was having “one of the worst experiences.”
“I have this thing called a cluster headache right now. A deadly headache disease. I can’t, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything right now.”
A few hours later, his cameraman, Slipper, shared an update on the streamer’s condition and told fans that Speed was going to be just fine.
He also confirmed that Speed had a severe case of sinus infection.
“update: speed has went in with sinus-specific doctor to fully confirm that it is only a sinus infection. after that he will be in recovery room taking IV drip before discharging from hospital. thank you everyone for the concerns.”
Slipper went to assure fans that Speed is on his way to a full recovery.
“btw his eye swelling should go down withincouple days. but he feels fine now, that’s what matters.”
What is iShowSpeed’s real name?
Darren Watkins Jr. is the real name of iShowSpeed.
He allegedly adopted the alias iShowSpeed because he enjoys fast-paced games.
He also goes by the nickname ‘Speedy’ or ‘Speed,’ which he received from Zimbabwean-British comedian Munya Chawawa during The Sidemen charity football tournament in September 2022.