Taking YouTube to the Next Level: Charles Trippy Vlogs During Brain Surgery
YouTube is the place you can see any type of video from music, news, funny, inspirational, short original videos, to people video blogging their everyday lives. For one Tampa, Florida man who holds The Guinness World Record for number of days vlogs that have been consecutively uploaded to YouTube, this means going the extra mile for his viewers. He vlogged himself having brain surgery.
Charles Trippy was rushed to the emergency room in February 2012 after he felt light-headed, passed out and had a seizure. He was on tour with the Florida based band We The Kings, in which he plays bass for. After a couple days in the hospital, doctors found a tumor in his brain that needed to be removed.
Charles Trippy Tumor
Charles Trippy explains why he was rushed to the emergency room and doctors find a tumor in his brain.
Charles Trippy First Brain Surgery
March 2012, Trippy has the brain tumor removed.
Fast forward to a year later, Charles Trippy continued to have seizures on and off. He visited top brain surgeons in Boston for a follow up. That's when they learned with the first brain surgery, doctors left the tiniest piece of the tumor, thinking it wouldn't be any problem. They didn't want to take a large piece of Trippy's brain because they didn't want to cause damage to his motor-skills, especially since he plays bass.
After a closer look, doctors found the littlest piece of the tumor and decided to remove it completely, but with the catch of him being awake during the surgery.
Rushed to the hospital
Charles Trippy has another seizure while out shopping with his wife, Alli. He was rushed to the hospital again and doctors decide to remove
Being a daily vlogger, Charles Trippy asked his doctors if he could vlog during the surgery since he has to be awake, they agreed to let him.
On September 17, 2013 Charles Trippy went in for his second brain surgery. The 29-year-old remained awake, but heavily sedated. He handed his camera to the doctor and was filmed while being operated on. He gave his viewers a thumbs up and when the doctors asked Mr Trippy to make some "Ozzy horns" with his hand he gives a surprisingly quick-witted answer, "We'll keep the devil hands out of here," he remarks.
The doctor then asks if he wants to say anything to the Mrs., Trippy says, "Hi honey - I love you. Everything's going great. My brain is open and you can see the TV remote isn't there like we thought."
Charles Trippy Brain Surgery, Again
Even after getting out of surgery, Charles Trippy was able to be just as witty and asks his wife how his hair looked and told her his head hurt.
Just Got Out Of Surgery
Charles Trippy is currently trying to obtain one million subscribers, a goal that recently was achieved by his friend, colleague and fellow daily vlogger, Shay Carl Butler of YouTube’s the “Shaytards.” “We better get a million subscribers on YouTube," said Trippy shortly after his brain surgery while discussing his channel's current 961,860 viewers. "If not the internet is broken” he quipped.
Internet Killed Television or CTFxC is a web series which documents the lives of Charles and Alli Trippy, and their dogs Zoey and Marley. Their YouTube videos consist of an average fifteen minute "episode" that is filmed, edited, and then published every day onto YouTube. The series was originally planned to last for only one year; however, after success and many views later, the couple decided to continue and are now on year five.
View Charles Trippy and his wife Alli’s daily videos at YouTube.com/CTFxC.