“Everybody thought I was going to die”: Jeff Wittek details brain trauma caused by David Dobrik’s stunt, seeks doctor’s help

Jeff Wittek has finally begun revealing details of the incident (Image via TubeFilter)
Jeff Wittek has finally begun revealing details of the incident (Image via TubeFilter)

Former Vlog Squad member Jeff Wittek is allegedly suffering “brain trauma” from a stunt he attempted to do for David Dobrik. While performing a dangerous stunt for one of Dobrik’s videos, things went south and Wittek ended up allegedly damaging parts of his skull and face.

Jeff Wittek has finally begun revealing details of the incident and is concerned the brain damage may be permanent and is seeking help from Dr Daniel Amen. Fans on Twitter remain heated about the events as more information emerges.

Jeff Wittek wrote this in one of his recent posts, referencing his recovery":

“@doc_amen has worked with many combat sports athletes like Mike Tyson and even worse, the guys Tyson punched. So I think he can fix one blow from an excavator.”

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Is Jeff Wittek okay?

The 31-year-old, a member of the Vlog Squad, recently announced that he has a docu-series to cover how he has recovered. It mostly recaps his physical recuperation, but also shows how his mental health has been affected by the incident.

In 2020, Jeff Wittek attempted to do a stunt for a YouTube video with an excavator controlled by YouTuber David Dobrik, which took a horrible turn. After being rushed to the hospital, it was reported that the American had multiple fractures and some reports even say his skull shattered.


Jeff asked Dr Amen in a video for his series:

“Can we jump right into, do I have brain damage yes or no?”

To which he got the dreaded one-word answer:


The internet star then followed up by mentioning that he wants everything to be perfect because he knows these videos have limitless potential.

“Everybody thought I was going to die, and to live with these injuries for the rest of my life.”

Dr. Amen responded with this:

“Well, I’m glad it didn’t kill you.”

The doctor also clarified that he does not want Jeff to convince himself that he is broken, and that if he listens to him he has a chance of getting better.

Is Jeff Wittek’s “brain trauma” permanent?

Dr Amen has noted that he’s trying to ensure the damage isn’t permanent. Wittek also endured a horrible eye injury, which almost led him to lose his left eye. He said:

“I came an inch from death and I came an inch from losing my eye.”

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Following Jeff Wittek’s session with the doctor, many took to Twitter to express their opinions on the life-threatening incident and its consequences.

These were some responses after the video got leaked. Many fans are also wondering how David Dobrik will recover from this story and other allegations against him.

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Edited by Ravi Iyer
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