Twitch Streamer Reports After Accident at TwitchCon: “Shattered Bones and Nerve Damage”
Streamer Adriana Chechik (30) was seriously injured at TwitchCon in San Diego, the annual event of the streaming platform Twitch. After undergoing surgery, she gave fans updates on her health.
What accident is it? The Lenovo Legion company held a special event at TwitchCon, which took place from October 7th to 10th in San Diego: Streamers beat each other with foam bats and were supposed to throw each other into a foam pool.
However, things went horribly wrong when streamer Adriana Chechik jumped into the pool after beating her opponent “EdyBot”: She broke her back in two places and had to undergo surgery the same day. Now she reports to her fans after another intervention.
Twitch streamer breaks her back in 2 places during PR campaign – blames company at TwitchCon
“I’d rather die than do that again”
What about the streamer now? After another surgical procedure on October 11, Adriana Chechik tweeted the next day. The operation lasted 5 1/2 hours and she is doing well overall, according to the streamer.
However, the full extent of the injuries also became clear: Adriana Chechik reports “completely shattered” bones and nerve damage to her bladder. She hopes to be able to pee again soon.
In addition, the streamer shared the first stages in her healing process. In physical therapy, she tried to sit up. Despite the medication, she has indescribable pain. She even said she would rather die than do that again.
I hate this, my whole body hates this. I don’t want to be brave. I don’t want to be brave. I cried for an hour and the pain is so bad despite all the medication. I don’t know if I can do this.
Adriana Chechik via Twitter
What’s next? The streamer apparently still has a long road to recovery. on Twitter she wrote on October 12 that she wanted to work hard to walk again. Her goal is a hike with her dog (via Twitter).
Despite her pain, Adriana Chechik is apparently trying to make the best of her situation. The streamer posted that she’ll be wearing a supportive corset for “a long time,” so she wanted to dress it up a bit (via Twitter).
What does the streamer have to say to those responsible? Likewise via Twitter Adriana Chechik explained that she found it “strange” that no one from the event center, the booth where the accident happened, or Twitch itself had any well wishes for her.
She understands that you can’t talk about it for publicity reasons, but that nobody has said kind words to her so far is pretty wrong.
What about legal consequences? There is already discussion on the internet as to whether Adriana Chechik could sue those responsible – but it is unclear whether this would be the event center, Lenovo or Twitch itself.
Twitch was acquired by online retailer Amazon in 2014. Not least due to the success of the platform, numerous people in the comments on Twitter are already smelling a lot of money in the event of a lawsuit.
The streamer herself has not yet commented on this. However, when commented that she should sue, she replied in the affirmative: “Yeah, I should. […] I don’t know if the nerves will ever heal” (via Twitter).
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