Popular YouTuber Shoots Himself in the Head in Freak Accident

A highly popular YouTuber nicknamed WhistlinDiesel survived a freak accident after mistakenly shooting himself in the head with a stray bullet from his weapon.

22-year-old Cody Detwiler – who has 1.77 million subscribers on the platform – said he was aiming at metal plates with his 50 caliber gun from a mere 4 feet distance when one of the bullets ricocheted and went inside his forehead.

He is known for uploading stunt videos involving huge trucks and guns, among other things. In a message to his fans he wrote about the terrifying experience along with a selfie he posted on Instagram.

“Not sure how I’m alive rn……,” Cody wrote. “I literally know what it feels like to get his with a .50 cal…. in the head……”


“I’m ok they’re just doing some scans to make sure I don’t have swelling other than the 2′ lump on my forehead and the copper jacket under my skin,” he added.

Another photo to the YouTuber’s Instagram shows a photo of him in a hospital bed, with a sizeable hole right above his eye socket. A second picture showed the casing, along with the bullet that caused the damage.


Despite the gruesome injury, Detwiler said he has no plans to stop shooting.

“Got a ct scan to be safe and they say my skull isn’t cracked soo…. back to target practicing!!!” he wrote.

To see some of what WhistlinDiesel does, check out the video below.

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