In a candid interview with Graham Bensinger, Jake Paul revealed he is self-medicating symptoms of long-term brain damage he's developed since taking up boxing with some unusual psychedelics.
The YouTuber revealed that from an early age, he was prone to concussions from football, and started getting more when he took up boxing and was sparring with people on a 'much higher level' than him.
When asked by Bensinger how many concussions he’d actually had, Paul uncertainly said: “20, 25, 30 maybe?” - a hell of a lot for a 24-year-old.
As a result of this, the ‘It’s Everyday Bro’ singer revealed he was understandably a little scared that he was doing something he knows is potentially detrimental to his long-term health.
Further to memory loss, the 5-0 up boxer, stated: “Sometimes in my speech where there’s like every 100th or 200th word I’ll mess up or like slur – which I didn’t do that before.”
Paul also revealed that before his boxing career he had a brain scan which showed a lack of blood flow into certain areas of his brain, one of them being the frontal lobe - which is linked to memory, as a result of his previously football-based concussions.
Since starting boxing, he told Graham that he has since been back for a second brain scan that showed that the neurological damage had worsened.
As a result of this, says Paul, doctors have directly advised him not to box anymore.
Fans will be relieved to know, however, that this is not the end of the Vine star’s boxing career as he also claimed in the interview to be actively combating the potentially detrimental neurological damage with a little help from his good friend toad venom (5-MeO-DMT).
Jake told Graham he decided to take DMT after talking to 'tons and tons of people' about 'new research and science'.
Paul described 'smoking toad' as 'an ancient cultural thing' that 'sounds crazy and it is but can actually increase the neural activity in your brain'.
The act of ‘smoking toad’ according to Addiction Centre is believed by some to cure depression and anxiety, but other research has revealed it to be addictive and dangerous.