UPDATE - March 19, 2019
Tfue tweeted has been on antibiotics for over 48 hours and his neck is still swollen, leading him to go see a specialist about it.
Over 48 hours on antibiotics and my neck is still swollen :disappointed: I’m gonna go see a specialist tomorrow
— Tfue (@TTfue) March 19, 2019
Tfue is currently preparing for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup with duo partner Dennis 'Cloak' Lepore but could be forced for an extended period away from the game due to medical reasons.
The 22-year-old revealed that he had been prescribed antibiotics to help resolve an unknown issue on his neck and admitted that surgery may be required to rectify the problem for good.
Clip courtesy of Tfue.
“I’m on antibiotics and if this doesn’t go away I’m probably going to have to get surgery or something,” Tfue explained while playing in the Gauntlet pop-up cup.
He believes the problem could be a result of streaming too much and not drinking enough water while gaming.
“It’s from playing too much – I was dehydrated when we were playing,” he added. “I was streaming way too much and was waking up with the worst headaches ever.”
As shown in the clip above, the problem looks serious and can hopefully be resolved in time for Tfue to compete in the $30 million World Cup event which starts in April.
An extended period away from streaming could also have a profound effect on his Twitch channel with his subscriber count likely to plummet if he is forced to take a medical break.