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The Gaslamp Killer Speaks on his Recent Near-Death Scooter Accident

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The Gaslamp Killer recently came close to death when he got in an accident on his electric scooter. The Los Angeles beat producer suffered massive internal bleeding and had to have his spleen removed. He was reportedly three hours away from death. In speaking with LA Weekly, GLK retold his story:

"I started going down this hill and the wind took my hat, so I removed one hand to grab the hat and tried to squeeze the brakes--but I was squeezing the front brakes and flipped my whole shit... It flew on top of me and I was going downhill. And it felt like when a super villain pounds the superhero into the concrete, and it breaks. I felt pummeled underneath the pressure. It could have bent me in half. My elbows and my knees were bloody, but my face was fine. My head was fine, my neck and my back too. But I felt my left shoulder was dislocated, I didn't know what the fuck was going on.

Two firemen dudes showed up in an ambulance and were very unsympathetic. They kept moving and jerking me around and they were like, 'man, you're fine, you just have a few cuts. I told them my shoulder felt like it had been ripped apart and my stomach feels like my organs are scrambled up inside. They said: 'Well...did you eat dinner tonight? I'm like, 'Yeah, at 9:00 p.m. They're like, "Well, maybe you need to shit.' You know, making jokes. I'm like, 'Just get me to the fucking hospital. Please!'

While he is not able to use drugs or drink again, he is being productive and already working on new music. All of our support and love goes out to The Gaslamp Killer and we wish him a speedy recovery.