You ever love something so much you’d literally give an appendage? Well a 19-year-old in China was found passed out in some bushes with his feet horribly infected after a six-day long gaming marathon at an Internet café.
So what happened? He was found by cops, who said his feet weren’t just smelling, they were “putrid.” During the ambulance ride, the kid said he had spent all of his money on gaming and that when he ran out, he started “wandering.” Apparently, he hadn’t eaten anything in days either. And are we surprised to hear that his folks booted him out over this addiction? Nope.
Doctors haven’t confirmed what is going on with his feet, but the Chinese media is reporting that it’s likely a combo of bad hygiene and malnutrition that made his feet rot out. And this situation isn’t exactly a one-off. Video game addiction is a huge problem in China. The country has a bunch of rehab centers for focused on the issue and there’s even a report of a kid chopping off his own hand to curb his enthusiasm. That’ll also help you break a couple other bad habits….just sayin.