Teen Hospitalized After 4-Day Video Gaming Binge
Xbox Nearly Takes Teen's Life
Just because you can't snort it or inject it doesn't mean it can't be a deadly drug. A teenager in Ohio found this out the hard way when he was hospitalized after a four-day video gaming binge on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Tyler Rigsby's attempt at a hardcore gaming session for four straight days left him dehydrated and blue-lipped, and eventually caused him to lose consciousness right in front of his family.
Rigsby, 15, reportedly spent four or five days straight in his room playing the popular Xbox game, only emerging for snacks and a brief shower.
The teenager's aunt, Jennifer Thompson, says she was horrified when he showed up at her house on Tuesday.
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"It's like he was looking at me but he wasn't there ... it was like he was looking through me," she said. "We were talking and I heard a thump and I looked over and he just fell."
Rigsby was rushed to the hospital where doctors found him severely dehydrated. He was given intravenous fluids and is expected to be fine.
Rigsby might want to get help with his addiction before it gets worse. In July, an 18-year-old Taiwan man died in an internet cafe after playing Diablo 3 for 40 hours straight.