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Gummi Bear is Disintegrating!

8/20/2007 12:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that our favorite ursine specimen, Jason "Gummi Bear" Davis, has developed -- wait for it -- a flesh eating disease! Call a vet!


Gummi told our staffer that he contracted a staph infection after scraping his legs in a nasty fall a couple of months ago. Gummi fall down go boom! The open wounds became infected, causing "weeping" sores that spread all over his body, back and legs. Unbearable! Gummi said he's on a powerful antibiotic called Zyvox-- at $4,000 a pop! Jason told a TMZ staffer, "I am literally being eating alive!" A smorgasboard for bacteria that could take up to thirty-two years to accomplish.

One positive thing for Gummi: he's given up booze and says he hasn't had a drink for nine weeks. Just when the bear was repairing, he starts to rot.

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Mags    

Me thinks Gummi, or someone paid by Gummi, is writing the nice comments, for Gummi is truly a crusty botch of nature, obvious to all!

2621 days ago
17.

Mags    

#13, Carol: There are several different kinds of so called "flesh eating bacteria", DUH!!!!! Jebus, christ, some people....

2621 days ago
18.

Haters    

Yeah a Staph infection can actually kill you...it's really not funny to see someone go through it. I wonder where he scrapped his leg cuz people usually get it from overseas...guess he was at Paris house....I feel bad for whoever bought her house...yuck!

2621 days ago
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D2D    

no you can get it in your own back yard. and i got mine in a hospital. I had the really mean one it was stripe. if you visit the site i posted you will find that you can also get it from a paper cut

2621 days ago
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Mags    

Actually, the combined mortality rate for all the many, MANY different types of necrotizing fasciitis is about 25-30% if you get treatment according to the CDC and the NIH.

2621 days ago
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Mags    

Most likely though, since he's an outpatient and all, he has cellulitis. That is a skin infection that also "eats the skin" and can get pretty nasty if it gets into the bloodstream or lymphatic system but is easily treated. The medias call both cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis "flesh-eating disease", although none of them actually eat flesh, the bacteria secret (crap) toxins that destroy the cells. Cellulitis is common with obese people because they often have bad circulation and diabetes which in itself can compromise circulation. Amazing what you can find on the internet!

2621 days ago
22.

annoyed    

This is some absolutely riveting journalism. How can Fox and CNN News never mention Gummi Bear? All of America waits with bated breath to find out his next move. I tremble with anticipation of your next riveting chapter, "Gummi Bear Gets A Hangnail."

2621 days ago
23.

Spell Check.    

Several of my friends had the flesh-eating disease.

2621 days ago
24.

D2D    

24 yes jeff you were a disease, seems the prison system didn't care to live with you for a long time and let the other inmates have you for dinner

2621 days ago
25.

annoyed    

Someone pass me a harpoon- quick!

2621 days ago
26.

annoyed    

Thanks for the Gummi Bear update. This guy is famous for being....what? A lazy slug? And why doesn't HE ever attack the paparazzi? Because you don't bite the hand that feeds you, right? How exactly does Gummi Boy earn a living? Say, next time you decide to make someone famous for doing absolutely nothing but sitting around, give me a call. I can do that in my sleep. ;-)

2621 days ago
27.

Waylan    

I can see why he survived. The bacteria died of overeating and exhaustion.

What a fat-ass!

2621 days ago
28.

Mags    

Yammalammadingdong: He doesn't attack the paps because he's too fat. Anything strenous, such as getting off his huge ass too fast, would give him a coronary.
If he tried to yell, he'd become so winded he'd need an oxygen mask.

2621 days ago
29.

Ugghhh!    

Tragic all 900 pounds of him and his addictions. VERY SAD that his aging parents can't put him in REAL and (hard) rehab for ever addiction under the sun. And keep him there for like FOREVER.

2621 days ago
30.

The Marian Movement    

Gummi I'm so sorry to hear that. Esp the contraindication of Zyvox and alcohol.

You can pick up staph in public pools. Stick to the ocean.

Take care.

2621 days ago
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