Popular car YouTuber Stradman has addressed fans who wondered why he had stopped posting YouTube videos for almost three weeks during the festive period and into the new year.
The American is one of the most popular automotive-based YouTubers in the world, with his channel currently sitting at 2.28million subscribers, while his videos often hit the one million mark in terms of views as fans of supercars flock to his channel to see what he's driving.
TheStradman boasts an impressive car collection, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Corvette, and a fully-specced out Ford Focus RS, and is often seen renting out supercars like Ferraris to speed around in and give his review of the vehicle to his loyal subscribers.
The YouTuber often posts new videos multiple times a week, meaning his fans have a constant update on what he's doing with his vehicles, and which car he is currently driving around. For fans of the channel though, there was a noticeable gap over the festive period, with no videos uploaded at all, and no explanation as to where he had gone.
Of course, with Christmas and New Year's taking place, many may have thought that he had decided to take time off to spend with his family, or was using the end of the year for some much-need rest and relaxation, but in his January 9 video, TheStradman revealed that he had actually been out of commission with a pretty serious illness.
"The last two weeks have not been very good for me," he told his viewers. "I've been basically been in beds for the last two weeks miserable. I can't actually hear out of my right ear, my ear is popping like crazy. I've taken more medications in the last two weeks than I have in my entire life. It's been a slow start to 2020, I've had pneumonia."
The good news for fans of the YouTuber is that he's finally on the mend, and was back out driving the Ferrari 430 Challenge, a monster that the American has to wear earphones while driving so as to not damage his hearing.
TheStradman also confirmed he has some major plans in motion for 2020, and even teased the appearance of a celebrity on his channel in the near future.