Dynamo Debating Legal Action After Uncooked Chicken Led To Crohn's Disease Flare-Up
Earlier this year British magician Dynamo revealed that he suffers from Crohn's disease, sharing a photo on social media that showed what he looked like after suffering a flare-up.
The 35-year-old has now said that he is considering legal action after being served uncooked chicken at a restaurant led to a Crohn's disease flare-up - and, subsequently, hospitalisation.
In an interview with the Sun, Dynamo - whose real name is Steven Frayne - explained that a stint in hospital last year was brought on by food poisoning, and that he claims to know where it came from.
Dynamo said: "I know exactly what it was that caused the food poisoning - it was chicken. I know where I got it from. I've got the receipt.
"I'm considering taking action right now and seeing what I can do. I'm talking to my team about it."
Side effects from his medication included a rash all over his body and weight gain, but as he gets ready for a batch of tour dates in July, Dynamo says he's finally starting to look a bit more recognisable.
He continued: "I'm starting to look more like me. I've still got chubby cheeks and a bit of a belly. But I don't care about that. This was about my health.
"A lot of people don't know about Crohn's and how serious it is."
After tweeting a photo back in March, which showed him with a severely swollen face as a result of Crohn's disease, Dynamo also posted a video in which he explained what he'd been dealing with in more detail.
He said: "I'm making this video to let you guys know what's been going on in my life in the last eight months.
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"I've been keeping a bit more of a low profile, as I got really sick and ended up in hospital last summer due to a really bad type of food poisoning - having Crohn's disease and food poisoning is a very bad combination.
"Thankfully the NHS worked amazingly well to get me back on my feet, but there's been a lot of ongoing side effects to come from having the food poisoning, which I'm still dealing with today.
"One of them - the main one - is a bad type of arthritis, which has affected all the joints in my body, my toes, my knees, my neck, my ankles, my hands, which really sucks as a magician, when you can't shuffle a pack of cards because your hands are in so much pain, which has happened on the odd occasion.
"But I'm working with doctors, I'm working with a physio, I'm doing everything in my power to get myself to 100 percent.
"I'm working on lots of new magic, so hopefully you'll get to see that soon in the future."
A few months ago Dynamo also told LADbible that his condition has rendered him unable to perform many of the tricks we love.
He said: "I'm still doing everything in my power to get myself back to full health. I'm working on new magic.
"The arthritis is kind of affecting my body in ways that I wouldn't like it to but I'm working on other ways to perform magic.
"If my hands don't get back to full strength then I'm working on magic that doesn't require the dexterity of my hands to be accomplished.
"In my shows I've done magic using mind reading and using different things. I adapt to different situations and I'm a survivor so I wouldn't count me out just yet.
"Hopefully my next interview I'll be doing some magic for you. We'll see."
By the sounds of it, things have already started improving for the magician, so let's hope the only way is up.
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