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Legendary San Diego sword swallower hospitalized with slashed abdominal cavity, pierced liver

World-renowned swallower Scott Nelson was hospitalized after swords sliced his abdominal cavity, and a lobe of his liver was pierced, in line with his GoFundMe.

SAN DIEGO — Well-known San Diegan and sword swallower Scott Nelson, often known as “Murrugun The Mystic,” was hospitalized in Washington, DC, following “an unrelated sword swallowing” mishap at Six Flags. 

First responders have been referred to as to the scene at Six Flags of America on October 31 within the Woodmore CDP of Prince George’s County, Maryland, close to Upper Marlboro, and within the Washington, DC metropolitan space, following reviews of a medical emergency. 

“It was not for an accident during the show but rather for other unrelated health conditions…,” mentioned Josh Bowren, the Production Manager for Aaron Radatz Productionz, which staged the present in line with Six Flags officers. 

Scott Nelson, 59, was transported to an space hospital in critical however not life-threatening situation, in line with authorities. 

According to a GoFundMe web page created in Nelson’s honor to help him financially whereas he recovers, “Five Swords scissored my abdominal cavity. It also appears that I pierced the lobe of my liver,” fundraiser organizer Demetrius Antuna mentioned. 

Part of Nelson’s lung was eliminated, and docs didn’t suppose Nelson would get better from the well being scare, Antuna mentioned. 

“Holy moly!!!! I had no idea just how bad this was,” Nelson mentioned in a Facebook put up. 

Photos on his social media confirmed quite a few contusions, wounds, and stitches on his physique, some a real testomony to his craft. 

Not solely do I’ve a protracted recovery time, I will not have the ability to work for fairly some time. If you possibly can donate to my trigger, I’d so recognize it! Every bit helps. Thanks!

Posted by Scott Nelson on Monday, December 5, 2022

Nelson often referred to himself as “The most dangerous man in show business and ace of swords.” 

Nelson is thought for a number of acts, together with being the one man on the planet to swallow a rocket-powered sword. 

“Murrugun The Mystic,” mentioned he is practiced transcendental meditation for over 35 years. 

“I can stop my heart; lower my heart rate, blood pressure…I deal with the pain of my act by doing the mediation, prayer, relaxation technique,” Nelson informed AMCTV. 

Nelson couldn’t eat for a month, and Antuna mentioned he was out of labor and wouldn’t have the ability to work for a while. 

If you’d wish to donate to native San Diegan, Scott Nelson, often known as “Murrugun The Mystic, click on here

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