Larell Marie reports that Brian Dudzinski was hospitalized with water poisoning of the brain, but has started to improve. Let's pray he makes a full recovery. update July 11 Larell Marie reports that Brian has been discharged from the hospital

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  1. Anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    Hope he gets better, how much water and how fast he chugged it to get that sick?

  2. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    July 11, 2014 @ 7:55 am

    I will keep Brian and his loved ones in my thoughts and prayers. May he make a quick and full recovery.

  3. Anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    Maybe instead of focusing on the specifics of what he did, you should ask yourself if training at all is worth the risks that it presents. A guy almost died bc he wanted to be a little bit better. It doesn’t seem like a very good trade.

  4. Blizzz said (Registered July 16, 2008)

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:29 am

    First and foremost, I wish him a speedy, full recovery. Secondly, competitors should really be doing this with Gatorade or some other kind of sports drink so dilution of electrolytes in the blood and water intoxication does not happen.

  5. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    Veterans will usually chug down a gallon of water then drink around a quart of gatorade after.

  6. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    He more than likely experienced mild water poison during Nathans and it might have escalated even further during recent practices for Hooters contest

  7. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    Water is for drinking not to be abused for stomach stretching. Wake up call for some of you i hope .When numbers are not as big in competition from the same eaters you wlll know they took the advice

  8. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    http://www.foodchallenges.com/tips/expanding-your-stomach-using-food-and-water/

  9. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    To sum up that article it basically means that chugging down gallons of water in very short amt of time is not only stupid but deadly. You can achieve the same goals by drinking a gallon or maybe more in moderation throughout the day but the greedy ones wont buy that theory because they want fast results. Chip Simpson Pat Joey were notorious for drinking a gallon prior to a contest they force vomit it up

  10. Anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    It likely had nothing to do with competitive eating. He probably over hydrated while running or maybe after taking ecstasy. Either way, sounds like they caught it before dangerous symptoms occurred. Hope he makes a full recovery!

  11. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    Uh excuse me water poison of brain just doesnt come on you out the blue like Cancer or heart attack. You had to do something voluntary to cause it.

  12. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    Sad and sucks because a promising competitive eating career comes to an abrupt halt . His health and healing is first and foremost but he really loved this game .

  13. Seasoned Pro said

    July 11, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    @10:34, depending on the electrolyte count in your body, that technique may still be dangerous. A safer way is to split the gallon in 4 quarts. 1- 75% gatorade / 25% water. 2 and 3 – all water. 4- 50/50.

  14. Anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    Randy, that is probably the worst advice you could give someone who knows nothing about how to train. I strongly urge you to take that down from your website. You do not know how top eaters train, there is a safe way to do it, and the way you recommend doing it is not safe. Your site is very dangerous because it sounds like you are trying to represent more than just your opinion, as if what you are recommending is fact, and it is not by any means. What you published on your site is reckless and stupid.

  15. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    Thank you molly

  16. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 11, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    Didn’t IFOCE used to have a statement on its website that training was discouraged or prohibited?

  17. Big Sexy said (Registered May 8, 2009)

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

    His wife just announced that Brian is being discharged from the hospital and is heading home!

  18. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    That is so wonderful! Thanks for the update, Big Sexy!

  19. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    They still do

    http://majorleagueeating.com/safety.php

    That statement did not prevent MLE from sanctioning a contest where people would submit videos of themselves eating Jello quickly at home.

    http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/jell-o-searching-online-worlds-fastest-pudding-eater-144365

  20. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    Probably wasnt as bad as it seemed. ICU is not a death sentence

  21. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Yeah, no shit!

    Thanks OJ!

  22. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 11, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Thanks OJ! All this discussions indicates that the sport is very dangerous. I wish humans had separate canals leading to the esopohgus and trachea.

  23. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 11, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    “You can achieve the same goals by drinking a gallon or maybe more in moderation throughout the day ”

    But then will the stomach be stretched at all if the water is drunk in moderation so that the body has time to process it before the next drink?

  24. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 11, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    “Chip Simpson Pat Joey were notorious for drinking a gallon prior to a contest they force vomit it up”

    What does this mean? They purposely vomit the food, or vomit the water used in training? Or they drink much water right before the contest to force a reversal afterwards?

  25. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 11, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    What if you’re too squeamish to put two fingers down your throat after eating? Is there another way to force a reversal, other than drugs?

  26. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    I think its safe to assume this was blown way out of proportion.Brian can resume his eating career in a few months

  27. anonymous said

    July 11, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    Gormand you ask way too many questions.By drink gallon then vomiting you free up space and expand your stomach before competition

  28. Randy Santel said (Registered June 2, 2010)

    July 11, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    Anonymous 12:35 did you even read the article? lol nowhere on the site does it recommend even drinking over a gallon, and there are multiple articles about how dangerous it can be. And the article linked is all about eating food, and then drinking water, meaning that you won’t even be drinking over a half gallon. The site is not about how “top eaters” train. Who cares. People wanting to do food challenges and a few eating events don’t need to know what “top eaters” do. None of your argument made any sense. The word “gallons” was completely made up lol

  29. Fan said

    July 11, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    Well good thing he’s okay, he probably drank a dumb amount but has hopefully learned his lesson!

  30. Anon said

    July 12, 2014 @ 12:37 am

    Some of ya’ll need to chill. He was clearly hospitalized for a reason & not because anyone over-reacted! Just be thankful it wasn’t you & that he’s okay for his families sake.

  31. the great gavonne said

    July 12, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    It’s just plain sick how people make excuses for a moron who nearly killed himself-& for what? To get a little bit better at CE? What is it gonna take for u idiots to realize this is a very dangerous & pointless endeavor? Somewhere George Shea is laughing over douche bags who risk their lives to put more $ in his pocket!

  32. Anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    Gavonne will die from competitively eating his words, at which time I’ll shit on his grave and raise prize garlic.

  33. anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

    Hes not laughing. He more concerned with his livelyhood going down the drain if stuff like this gets to the media

  34. anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

    Take it from Gavonne the intelligent one

  35. anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    I doubt very much he will be back at the table. The site of a glass of water will probably cause him emotional trauma for the rest of his life and he might just abstain from it completely and go with gatorade or sugar drinks instead . In addition its the water training that was responsible for his success and without that there is no point in competing

  36. Anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    Does anyone know when he became ill? He was apparently fine on July 4th, especially after doing so well.

  37. Friendly Frank said

    July 12, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

    I would like to have Gavonne’s address. He apparently has Seiken, Goldstein, Bertoletti and everyone else who I thought had balls running scared. I’d like to meet up with him for a discussion. So Gavonne, the ball is in your court. What is your address or just pick an address. I’ll meet you there.

  38. anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    i am assuming he became ill practicing for Hooters wings in Vegas

  39. anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

    Speaking of water Stonie edged out Chestnut by 1 slugburger. I wonder how much water that moron chugged down before the contest and then threw it up. Amazing he has not suffered similar consequences like Dudzinski doing damage to his vital organs What an idiot

  40. gourmand said (Registered December 1, 2013)

    July 12, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    “Gormand you ask way too many questions.By drink gallon then vomiting you free up space and expand your stomach before competition”

    I agree. And thanks for answering my question!

  41. Anonymous said

    July 12, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    Might be the 1st time I’ve ever agreed with gavonne.
    Hadn’t seen the douche post in awhile. I had hoped he was either dead or back in jail

  42. anonymous said

    July 13, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    Its only because Brian situation was made public on FB that all this stuff is being brought out. Ask Pat Bertoletti how many times hes been to ER with similar experience not as severe but pretty close to it

  43. anonymous said

    July 13, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Friendly Frank the names you mentioned were not running scared they just prefer not dealing with someone that has mental issues because in the long run they have more to lose than he does

  44. Anonymous said

    July 13, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    Only a matter of time before an mle eater dies resulting from ce. Then goodby ce.

  45. anonymous said

    July 13, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    1155 you are right Doesn’t matter. Joey and boys will continue doing what they doing thinking ahhh it will never happen to me.Just wait

  46. anonymous said

    February 27, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

    @ Seasoned Pro 11:55: You said: “A safer way is to split the gallon in 4 quarts. 1- 75% gatorade / 25% water. 2 and 3 – all water. 4- 50/50.”

    Why do you say the 2nd and 3rd gallons should be all water, but the first gallon should be water to Gatorade in a 1:3 ratio? What’s wrong with keeping each gallon the same?

  47. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    hey ding dong he split the gallon into 4 quarts. so imagine you have four quart glasses in front of you. the first one contains 75% gatorade/25% water…then you can follow along and do the rest. then you combine all 4 glasses or keep them separate if you’d like. I very much doubt many eaters actually use powdered electrolytes. Just easier to pull the trigger after a fun training session. then maybe have a banana after if you’re hungry. If you are training you should be vomiting. As one very good eater told me in the past, not vomiting is a death sentence and if you can’t vomit then YOU SHOULD NOT BE WATER TRAINING. End of story. Regardless of the amount of electrolytes that you put in your body, you do not know your initial electrolyte counts. It is much safer (please note: this is solely in regards to water intoxication, i am not insinuating that it is the overall healthier option) to get it out of your body immediately.

  48. anonymous said

    February 28, 2016 @ 3:40 pm

    Thanks 9:18 for your help.

  49. Anonymous said

    February 28, 2016 @ 6:51 pm

    See a doctor for better advice. In Japan a boy did die, but he wasn’t a pro eater. They took the tv programs on CE down for a while, but now they are back as they were before.

  50. anonymous said

    February 28, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

    Dudinzki YT videos are boring 100 mcnuggets 2 gallons hawain punch

  51. anonymous said

    February 29, 2016 @ 1:01 am

    9:18: I heard just the opposite: that vomiting repeatedly to get the water out is a slow death sentence. Vomiting is worse than keeping in tons of water, assuming you water train safely.

  52. Anonymous said

    February 29, 2016 @ 7:27 am

    There is no such thing as training with water safely. It comes down to your goals in CE I suppose.

  53. Anonymous said

    February 29, 2016 @ 7:49 am

    People who are bulemic vomit repeatedly. It messes up their electrolytes, their teeth have acid on them, all kinds of damage to their internal systems results. Vomiting regularly is not good for you period. Is water training really effective? I thought it started out as a kind of challenge, how fast can you drink down something. You only get one body.

  54. anonymous said

    February 29, 2016 @ 9:10 am

    There is no safe way to train for a competitive eating event. You might get away with being lucky many times guzzling down a shit load of water but there will be that one time in which luck is not on your side and it could become fatal. The best way to train for an event is to train with the actual contest food itself although thats not safe either but if i was to choose the lesser of both evils, i would choose food. Many will not go that route because they are too cheap to buy food and think water is the most inexpensive way to prepare for a contest

  55. Anonymous said

    February 29, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    I doubt vomiting after water training would have a huge impact in regards to acidity on your teeth and electrolyte levels. First and foremost, the acid is heavily diluted by the water itself. Secondly, you can replenish electrolyte levels easily if you’re not bulimic in the sense that you throw up after meals. Most eaters do so strictly after water training. If they do so after a meal to keep weight down, that’s a different story and their own issue. Other issues however I don’t know. I know that vomiting does put a good amount of strain on the body. How much I do not know and will not pretend to know.

  56. Tooth fairy said

    February 29, 2016 @ 1:03 pm

    Look at Nela’s teeth. She obviously throws up food.

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