Veteran YouTuber Hank Inexperienced shared he's been recognized with most cancers: 'I'm positive, however I'm not positive'

  • YouTube OG Hank Inexperienced mentioned he is present process chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Inexperienced obtained an ultrasound for infected lymph nodes, and the analysis was later confirmed by way of biopsy. 
  • Inexperienced’s numerous companies shall be on the back-burner as he undergoes remedy, he instructed followers.

Hank Inexperienced, the OG YouTube vlogger and best-selling creator recognized for founding VidCon and furnishing incisive evaluation on the creator economic system, shared with followers in a vlog on Friday that he has been recognized with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Inexperienced instructed followers he is present process chemotherapy to deal with the illness, which he famous is “one of the crucial treatable cancers.” Within the description bar of video titled “So, I’ve obtained most cancers,” he mentioned his first remedy was happening on the identical time the video had been set stay. 

On YouTube, Inexperienced mentioned he was recognized after noticing his lymph nodes had been infected, and an ultrasound ended up wanting “suspicious for lymphoma,” or most cancers of the lymphatic system. The analysis was confirmed in a subsequent biopsy.

Fortuitously, it was caught early sufficient that it “has not unfold wherever from its unique location in my left armpit/chest space,” Inexperienced wrote, “which is superb information.”

Inexperienced mentioned he had sure danger elements for lymphoma, together with previous drugs, an autoimmune dysfunction, and having had mono as a child. 

Whereas he shared he did not need to do deep, emotional processing on-camera, Inexperienced mentioned he wished to maintain followers up to date on how the analysis would impression his work schedule.  

Whereas he will not be producing as a lot content material for his array of YouTube channels — together with the casual VlogBrothers channel together with his brother, John Inexperienced; science-focused SciShow; and academic hub CrashCourse — Inexperienced mentioned he foresees that he could need to maintain working and producing to spark his drive and get him off the bed. 

Inexperienced concluded the announcement with a number of requests: that viewers not proffer their very own healthcare recommendation, and that they join his Nerdfighteria Publication, the place he anticipates updates usually tend to be shared than on movies or podcasts.

Lastly, he requested for film, TV present, and online game suggestions. On Twitter, the creator joked for followers to ship him “pelicans” and famous he is “sorry if that is the way you came upon” about his most cancers analysis. 

“Actually dumb issues that won’t make you cry,” he mentioned. “As you’ll be able to inform, I am positive however I am not positive. And it sucks.”

Insider has reached out to Inexperienced and his group.