YouTube star Charles Trippy vlogs his own brain surgery

While Trippy’s brain was cut open and explored, doctors filmed the process.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Sep 19, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 6:06 am CDT

Florida YouTube star Charles Trippy is known for his day-in-the-life webseries Internet Killed Television, which features his wife, Alli, and their dogs. Recently, those day-to-day videos have documented his health issues, and several trips to the emergency room and hospital, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, which has been causing seizures since last year.

On Tuesday, he vlogged his latest brain surgery, a second attempt to remove the tumor. He was awake for it, and while Trippy’s brain was cut open and explored in a Boston hospital, doctors filmed the process. He even cracked jokes, at one point asking doctors if they can add some RAM to his brain.

Trippy is also trying to nab 1 million subscribers with the clip, and as of today, he’s pretty close. The video has more than 250,000 views.

This seems to be part of a growing trend. Recently, a man livetweeted his vasectomy, and a live surgery was transmitted via Google Glass.

Screengrab via Internet Killed TV/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2013, 2:49 pm CDT