Dixie D'Amelio hits back at accusations she faked seizures at school - Dexerto

Dixie D’Amelio hits back at accusations she faked seizures at school

Published: 18/Aug/2020 2:35

by Andrew Amos


Dixie D’Amelio has squashed accusations she faked seizures at high school “for attention,” even going as far as reliving the traumatic experience in a tell-all video posted on Twitter.

The older D’Amelio sister has been under fire for allegedly faking an illness to get out of school. According to an anonymous Twitter user, Dixie would fake seizures to get out of class, even earning notoriety for doing it so often.


“She would randomly fake a seizure in the middle of class and after a while my teacher and people caught onto it. The nurse would come in and take her out of the class,” the Twitter user claimed to ‘DefNoodles’.

However, according to the TikTok star, it’s all false. Dixie released a video shortly after the accusations came to light. She got emotional while recounting her experiences, saying she was diagnosed with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures while in her sophomore year.


“In sophomore year of high school, I had very bad anxiety, and it got so bad to the point where I developed this thing called PNES,” D’Amelio told fans on August 17.

She also rebutted the claim she did it multiple times. D’Amelio stated that she only had one seizure while at school. She was then admitted to hospital and underwent testing.

“It happened once. It happened on my last day of school because I never went back since I felt really sick that entire day. I walked out of school and I felt awful. I walked back into school and grabbed my friend, and I’m like ‘can you walk me out to my mum’s car because I just do not feel well.’”


“[When] I walk back outside, I fall to the ground and start having a seizure. I start… convulsing because it’s not an epileptic seizure. After having these for a couple of minutes, I [was] taken to the hospital. I [was] there for two days, where they are constantly monitoring me, and I have over 400 of these compulsions.”

She also had a message for those spreading the rumors and making her out to be “disgusting,” asking people to “think before [they] type.”

“To all of the adults replying to this tweet saying I’m “disgusting,” how do you think I feel when I actually lived through this and people say I was faking for attention? Maybe think before you type.”


Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam


It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.


Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.


However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.


“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.


Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.