Woman Rushed To Hospital After Taking Massive Bite Of Avocado That Turned Out To Be Wasabi

Weddings are supposed to be happy occasions.

Sure, sometimes things go wrong like the groom gets so drunk that his mother-in-law has to feed him or ex-boyfriends show up to hand out photos of the bride giving hummers.

But it’s sad when a simple eating mistakes get someone stretchered out before the cake cutting.

A 60-year-old woman attending a wedding in Isreal was rushed to the hospital after taking “a large amount” of avocado.

It turned out to be a mouthful of wasabi.

Maybe she thought it was a bowl of fresh guacamole?

The woman immediately began getting chest pains and went into what’s known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy or “broken heart syndrome.”

Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition often brought on by extremely stressful situations and mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

Usually, people recover from “broken heart syndrome,” though some aren’t as lucky.

It’s the same medical condition that occurs when a person dies suddenly after the death of a loved one.

Think “The Notebook” and then pretend you’ve never seen “The Notebook.”

The BMJ noted that “to the best of their knowledge,” this is the first report of takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by wasabi consumption.

Here’s also what could happen if you eat too much wasabi.

[via Men’s Health]


Chris Illuminati is a 5-time published author and recovering a**hole who writes about success, fitness, parenting and professional wrestling. Reach out to him on Instagram & Twitter or email chris@brobible.com.

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