It is with a heavy heart that I report that YouTuber Ryan Higa was injured this week during a YouTube video gone horribly wrong. During filming for his most recent video, Higa, who insisted on partaking in a Fruit Ninja-related activity instead of letting a stunt double step in for him, was wounded when he was hit in the face with a samurai sword and a large melon.
Footage capturing Higa being hit and later being rushed to the emergency room by his camera team has just been released onto the NigaHiga channel. The ”Fruit Ninja FAIL” video concludes with a message from Higa himself advising his viewers to know their own limits in order to keep themselves safe.
Now I warn you: the video is not for the weak of heart. If you are the person who covers their eyes throughout all the “Saw” movies or throws up every time you see blood, I recommend you watch the video “How Humans Eat Their Food” for a chuckle instead. Rest assured, Ryan Higa, and many other great men — Voldemort, the Joker — have gone onto wonderful careers despite their facial scarring. Higa is expected to make a full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan Higa during his time of recovery.
Check out some of NMR’s favorite past moments with Higa: