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Topic: Brian Brushwood is not well.
Message: Posted by: DaKine Oregon (Sep 24, 2020 10:55PM)
Some people hate him, others, including Diamond Jim Tyler, Nate Staniforth, Andrew Mayne, Daniel Garcia, Alex Rannel, David Rowyn, Mac King and Michael Ammar, love him. But I hope nobody actually wishes him any actual harm. Brian Brushwood announced today, September 24, 2020, on his Twitter account < @shwood > that he and his wife have both contracted COVID-19. I hope they both recover fully and quickly.

https://twitter.com/shwood/status/1309288241267380225?s=20
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Sep 26, 2020 09:55PM)
Given his character, I’d bet on it being a publicity stunt.
Message: Posted by: Michael L (Sep 29, 2020 09:14PM)
[quote]On Sep 26, 2020, Tom Cutts wrote:
Given his character, I’d bet on it being a publicity stunt. [/quote]

That seems like a lame thing to say about somebody. What is it about his character that makes you say that? He performed stunts for a living, but that's not the same thing as lying about an illness for publicity.
Message: Posted by: thecromulent (Sep 30, 2020 08:57AM)
[quote]On Sep 26, 2020, Tom Cutts wrote:
Given his character, I’d bet on it being a publicity stunt. [/quote]

What a phenomenally unkind thing to say.
Message: Posted by: DaKine Oregon (Sep 30, 2020 10:44AM)
[quote]On Sep 26, 2020, Tom Cutts wrote:
Given his character, I’d bet on it being a publicity stunt. [/quote]
I think the comment tells more about Mr. Cutt's character than about Mr. Brushwood's.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Oct 1, 2020 03:47AM)
Well, yes, it does. Because it is my comment. Mr. Brushwood’s decades of scamming and selling out the ethics of magic for “fame And fortune” speak of his character. Look, I get it. You guys have no problem with a scammer out exposing magic on the www. And you take his dubious claims at face value. I just don’t.

I don’t wish him or his family any ill.
Message: Posted by: Michael L (Oct 1, 2020 09:04AM)
But it's not the same thing. If I met Brian Brushwood at a bar and he put his hand down on the table and said, "I have four normal quarters under my hand" I wouldn't take it at face value. He doesn't have a history of lying about himself just to self-promote, so it's low to claim he's lying about an illness.
His YouTube channels have millions of subscribers, and he announced his illness on Twitter to people who already follow him, so I don't see what he has to gain by saying that he caught a disease that millions of others already have. It doesn't make him stand out.
Message: Posted by: Doric (Oct 10, 2020 08:40AM)
I'm with Tom. Brian is an attention seeker, don't believe a word he says.
Message: Posted by: pulpscrypt (Oct 20, 2020 07:05AM)
Wishing Brian the best.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Feb 10, 2021 06:44PM)
Any update?
Message: Posted by: thecromulent (Feb 10, 2021 09:40PM)
I think he's fine--his "Scam Nation" videos have been coming out regularly. Instead of performing out in bars, he's at home in his garage (?) with his daughter and his friend.

Evan