Who is Mark Fischbach? #HePooped trends as YouTuber finally relieves himself after an intestinal blockage
It is bizarre what trends on Twitter every day. But this is one of those stories with a weirdly happy ending
On Thursday, December 3, many on Twitter were tweeting under a strange hashtag. While absurdity on Twitter has seen a massive rise in the past year, the hashtag “he pooped” certainly can be considered a milestone in itself. The internet was (at the time of writing this) celebrating someone pooping.
YouTube star, gamer, and comedian Mark Fischbach, known popularly as Markiplier, caused a stir among fans on December 2 after he posted a photo of himself in the hospital. Taking to Instagram, Markiplier shared a hospital selfie and wrote, “Hey gang, don’t want to worry you but had take a quick trip to the hospital. Some intense abdominal pain but nothing life-threatening. Hopefully will be out of here in no time. Will keep you posted.”
The 31-year-old YouTuber, who has almost 30 million subscribers on the platform, shared in a short video thereafter that he was suffering from an intestinal blockage. “We did a bunch of tests this morning, a lot of scans, a lot of X-rays… to see if anything was moving through me. It looked like things were moving through okay, which is good… and we’re going to observe a little bit longer,” he said in the video. “The doctor said that if I can have a ‘bowel movement,’ then everything is on the up and up. If you can poop then your intestines are working.”
He further said, “I’m going to be in the hospital for probably another night, just for observation so they can check up on me and make sure nothing is going to explode. It does look like I’ll avoid surgery this time, which is always a plus.”
Reportedly, the YouTuber has been to the hospital a number of times in the past, including having surgery in 2015 for a blockage in his intestines. Obviously, fans were worried. Even as wishes of a speedy recovery poured in from fans all over the world, Markiplier seemed to be having some fun. He first tweeted a photoshopped image of a pop-tart floating in a commode.
He wrote, “guys... you won’t believe what just happened right now…” Thereafter, he tweeted a photoshopped image of a can of Del Monte whole kernel corn, writing, “oh god... oh f***…” Finally, the man tweeted on December 3 a monumental message: “I pooped.” It was a tweet that (at the time of writing this) had more than 11,000 responses, more than 11,000 retweets, and more than 185,000 likes. Needless to say, fans were super pleased -- and perhaps, relieved.
guys... you won’t believe what just happened right now... pic.twitter.com/nrYIeMLrQu— Mark (@markiplier) December 3, 2020
I pooped.— Mark (@markiplier) December 3, 2020
“I’m glad to live in a time when we can get #hepooped trending. congrats Mark,” wrote a fan. Another fan said, “#HePooped @markiplier congrats from me and my friend on the epic poop dude.” One fan said, “#hepooped this is the funniest thing I've seen all day congrats mark.”
This landmark was acknowledged by the YouTuber. Sharing a screenshot of the Twitter trending page where #HePooped was listed, along with a description for what the trend was all about, Markiplier wrote on Twitter, “I am retiring from the internet effective immediately.”
I am retiring from the internet effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/xfxseCNsDs— Mark (@markiplier) December 3, 2020
This is as happy and absurd any internet story gets.