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Conservative pundit Steven Crowder posted a photo of himself Tuesday in a hospital bed, telling his audience he'd been close to death.
"The good news is, it’s fixable and these things happen," he continued. "I’ll be back before you know it. Thanks for the support."
Crowder posted in late June that he was having surgery to fix a "genetic defect," later elaborating that he had a "connective tissue disorder" causing his "chest caving in on [his] heart."
He said he had "pectus surgery" in early July and has since provided updates to his followers on his medical condition. The procedure is a possible treatment for a condition called pectus excavatum, where a person's breastbone is sunk into their chest, according to Mayo Clinic.
After posting a video on July 23 of himself at a shooting range, Crowder said he experienced a lung collapse that would set back his recovery.
Crowder posted a video to his YouTube channel Thursday titled "I'm Getting Heart Surgery..." showing a discussion with a doctor about replacing Crowder's rib cage with titanium rods.
"If I have titanium rods, would that be bulletproof?" Crowder asked.
"You would be pretty close," the doctor responded.
Crowder jokes he is undergoing a procedure to become "the bionic man."
Crowder has 5.5 million subscribers on his Louder With Crowder YouTube channel and 996,000 subscribers on his secondary channel, CrowderBits.
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Original Author: Matthew Miller
Original Location: Steven Crowder hospitalized, has message for his fans: Death, 'he's a d***'