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Conservative YouTuber Steven Crowder said that he could 'physically feel death' several days after a 'mild lung collapse'

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  • Steven Crowder is a conservative YouTuber who's been demonetized twice by the platform.

  • He posted about having surgery in early July in relation to a "connective tissue disorder."

  • On Tuesday, he said that he "took a turn for the worse" and could "physically feel death." 

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Steven Crowder sitting in a desk chair, looking at the camera with a couch behind him
Steven Crowder posted in June that he was getting surgery in relation to a "connective tissue disorder." StevenCrowder/YouTube

YouTuber and conservative commentator Steven Crowder said he had "taken a turn for the worse" on Monday to the extent that he could "physically feel death" days after one of his lungs collapsed. 

Crowder posted in late June that he was having surgery to correct a "genetic defect" and has been documenting his recovery on social media since the procedure in early July.

In a tweet on Tuesday, he said that the problem was "fixable" and thanked his followers for their support.

-Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 27, 2021


Crowder said in a June 29 video that he was having surgery in July because he had a "connective tissue disorder" that led to his "chest caving in on [his] heart." He later said he underwent "pectus surgery." 

According to the Mayo Clinic, that surgery can be a treatment route for those who have moderate or severe symptoms from Pectus Excavatum, a condition in which a person's breastbone is sunken into their chest. 

Crowder has been posting about his recovery on social media and said in a July 11 thread that he gained "12 lbs of fluid in one night" after the surgery.

After posting a video on Instagram at the shooting range on July 23, he tweeted later that day that he experienced a "mild lung collapse" that would set back his recovery.

-Steven Crowder (@scrowder) July 23, 2021

Crowder, who hosts the podcast "Louder With Crowder," is a well-known right-wing media personality who has 5.49 million subscribers on his primary channel, StevenCrowder, and approximately 996,000 subscribers on his second channel, CrowderBits.

YouTube removed him from its Partner Program in 2021 for community guidelines violations. They previously removed him from the program in 2019 after he engaged in homophobic harassment of journalist Carlos Maza, but had reinstated him a year later. 

He's also violated the platform's policies in the past for false election claims and COVID-19 misinformation, The Verge reported.

A representative for Crowder did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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