A man was taken to the hospital by air ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center California after a terrifying attempt for attention went wrong. The accident was broadcast live on KILM Los Angeles. Bustillos is currently in critical condition.
John Bustillos, aka Crazyboy, a regular Battlecam.com member, had his friends set him on fire in order to gain a spot in the upcoming “Battlecam House 2,” a reality game show in which contestants live through horrible experiences in order to win votes from the audience and the big title of house champion.
Bustillos’ friend, going by the name “BAMBAM310” said to Battlecam site administrators that Bustillos had burns to his lungs and had to be put to sleep to have a tube put down his throat for him to breathe. “[H]e was doing all those fire challenges in hopes [of getting] in the BC house,” he said.
A Battlecam spokesperson said, “[A]lthough the site is extreme in nature and performances range from the sublime to the ridiculous we do not condone self harm of this nature. This was a stupid and tragic accident in which Mr. Bustillos and his friends are entirely responsible for. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
Battlecam features users who broadcast themselves on the site and are voted on and off by the audience at home watching TV or online as they attempt challenges for prizes and attention. Selected live video streams are simultaneously streamed to live television from the FilmOn.TV studio in Beverly Hills.
Broadcasters on Battlecam stream to the website and they are voted on and off by the audience at home watching TV or from the site as they attempt various challenges for attention and often cash prizes. Selected live video streams are simultaneously streamed to Live Television from the FilmOn.TV studio in Beverly Hills.
If you, for some reason, want to see how this accident came about, video of Bustillos’ accident can be seen at FilmOn.