Thanks to the advent of live streaming, websites like Twitch capture moments as they happen in real time, providing a near-endless flood of hilarious, awkward, and sometimes downright disgusting content.
One Twitch streamer unfortunately got the brunt of the latter category, after his feline friend suffered from an upset stomach during a broadcast on July 24.
Streamer 'JadedBlue' was in the middle of a game when his cat gave a few urgent mews, prompting him to ask his pet if anything was wrong - as one does, of course.
However, all was not well with the animal, as viewers can clearly hear the signature, wet-sounding heaves that often accompany cat vomit as captured by a VOD of the stream.
“Oh, dude - ” JadedBlue exclaims before the stream abruptly ends, in what seems to be an emergency halt to the broadcast to deal with his sick pet.
In an unfortunate turn of events, this was not the case, as the streamer updated viewers with a graphic Tweet following the incident that revealed his cat had actually puked on his computer tower - effectively putting a stop to future streams.
“Well guys, I'm not gonna be streaming for a little bit,” JadedBlue wrote of the matter. “During the stream Kelsier got sick and ended up puking directly into my computer, so until it's fixed, it has been fun.”
Well guys I'm not gonna be streaming for a little bit. During the stream kelsier got sick and ended up puking directly into my computer so until it's fixed, it has been fun pic.twitter.com/NLLSAEOUFF— JadedBlue (@JadedBlue4) July 24, 2019
Despite the unfortunate accident, not all hope is lost: fellow gamer ‘IslandStyleGaming’ has since created a Go Fund Me to raise money to buy a new PC for JadedBlue, with a current goal of $1,000.
This wouldn’t be the first time a cat has interrupted a live stream, by far: in fact, one Korean Twitch streamer’s house was nearly set ablaze by her feline friend, who had turned on her infrared stove during a broadcast.
Even popular Overwatch pro Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has suffered a “catastrophe” on stream, with his cat stepping on his audio mixer during a June 16 broadcast, lending a hilarious effect to his voice over the microphone.
Although JadedBlue’s cat made for a humorous Twitch clip, the streamer is still without a personal computer due to the incident, leaving him unable to stream thus far: all thanks to some misplaced cat puke.