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Logan Paul says he has brain damage that affects his empathy

Paul wanted a medical opinion on why he's 'so fucked up.'


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Feb 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 6:21 pm CDT

Logan Paul might have an explanation for all of his controversial maneuvering and why he seemingly can’t stop himself from getting into trouble on YouTube. It’s because a recent doctor’s visit revealed he has brain damage, he says.

In his video titled “i have holes in my brain…” Paul underwent a brain scan and discovered that an old head injury affected the part of the brain that controls his ability to have a human connection with others and empathy.

That could lead some to believe that some of Paul’s YouTube misdeeds—filming a dead body while in Japan, tasering a dad rat, extolling the virtues of flat-earthers, and recently saying he was “going gay” for a month—are the result of a brain issue.

Or, he could just be making excuses for his behavior without having to do any of the work to fix his shortcomings.

On the drive to the doctor, Paul explained that the brain scan will “tell me why I am the way that I am. Why am I so controversial, why do I detest KSI, why I’m incapable of maintaining a committed relationship.” The doctor—who appears to be Dr. Daniel Amen, a celebrity brain disorder specialist whose methods have been scrutinized by the American Psychiatric Association—asked him why he wanted a brain scan, and Paul said, “I want to figure out why I’m so fucked up.”

During his initial talk, Paul told the doctor that he’s always been a hooligan and a troublemaker. He also revealed he suffered a skull fracture in the seventh grade and that a titanium plate was placed inside his head. While showing Paul the brain scan, the doctor pointed out two black spaces. Paul joked that he was missing part of his brain.

“It’s not missing. But it’s hurt,” the doctor said. “This is really important because right here … makes you human. .. You hurt it. Which means you’re going to have trouble with focus, forethought, organization, planning, empathy, and learning from the mistakes you made. We need to fix this. If we don’t fix this, no matter how successful you are, you’re not going to make the decisions you need to move your life in the direction you want.”

To put it succinctly, the doctor said living the rest of Paul’s life with his brain in its current state was “not going to be a lot of fun.”

The results seemed to stun Paul. But it’s unclear if this will affect Paul’s potential boxing rematch with KSI; recently KSI, who had a draw with Paul last August, said their second fight wouldn’t happen until November.

But there might be other good news for Paul’s YouTube career coming out of this doctor consultation.

As the doctor said, “You’re going to be smarter about getting clickbait if I fix your brain.”

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*First Published: Feb 25, 2019, 12:02 pm CST