We’re only five days into the new year, but we already have a contender for the You-Couldn’t-Make-It-Up Award 2022.
A US reality star who made an eye-watering $200K from selling her farts in a jar (yours for just $500 a pop), has revealed she was rushed to hospital… with chronic wind.
However, producing so much wind eventually took its toll after she consumed three protein shakes and a huge bowl of black bean soup in one day.
Feeling that “something was not right” with a pressure in her stomach that moved upwards throughout her body, Stephanie says she thought she was “having a stroke”.
She told Jam Press: “It was quite hard to breathe and every time I tried to breathe in I’d feel a pinching sensation around my heart.
“And that, of course, made my anxiety escalate. I actually called my friend and asked if they could come over to drive me to the hospital because I thought I was experiencing a heart attack.”
After arriving at the hospital, Stephanie didn’t tell the medics about her unique career – only the changes made to her diet.
“It was made clear that what I was experiencing wasn’t a stroke or heart attack but very intense gas pains,” she said.
“I was advised to change my diet and to take a gas suppressant medication, which has effectively ended my business.”
Stephanie has now retired from selling farts in a jar.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.