Shroud "could have died" in brutal scooter accident, explains housemate Just9n - Dexerto

Shroud “could have died” in brutal scooter accident, explains housemate Just9n

Published: 12/Mar/2019 11:21 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 15:09

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek is currently out of action on his channel after some nasty injuries have left him in need of an operation. His housemate, fellow streamer Justin ‘Just9n’ Ortiz, has explained that shroud is lucky to be alive.

Grzesiek alerted his followers to his injury on March 11, saying he “might be out of commission for a bit”, and was heading in for an operation on his elbow.

Although he didn’t go into any great detail, it was clear the injury was serious enough to require immediate attention – though, thankfully, his right arm (i.e. his famous aiming arm) was relatively unscathed.

His millions of fans were obviously concerned, and with shroud himself in hospital, his longtime friend Just9n, also a former professional CS:GO player, explained more details of the situation on his own channel.

He explained that shroud was out riding on his motorized scooter, which Just9n claims tops out at around 55mph – and shroud was going almost max speed at the time.

“He hit the brakes too hard, and he flew over the handle bars about 10 to 12 feet, on to the asphalt. Now, being Mike, he’s looking out for his right arm, he fell on his left arm – all of his weight. He got a bunch of ‘road rash’ from about his hip down to the middle of his thigh, it’s all purple and blue, all fucked up.”

As for his elbow, Just9n explains he “put a huge hole in his elbow, and from what I understand, he tore a ligament and removed a piece of the bone from the elbow. So, they need to go in and reattach that bone. I think the bone might have been fractured as well.”

Just9n explains that shroud will possibly undergo two surgeries, depending on if any infection is found. He was also not wearing a helmet at the time, meaning the injuries could have been a lot worse:

“This man could have easily just died, I don’t know if you guys understand the severity of what I’m saying, but he could very literally just not be here with us right now, because of how serious this fall was.”

Certainly, from Just9n’s description, it will be some time before shroud makes a full recovery from his elbow injury, but at least his aiming hand is in good shape.

He only recently surpassed 100,000 subscribers on his Twitch channel – and this is not the way he would have planned to celebrate such a milestone.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”