It started when he took part in an eating competition:
"The man began to vomit rather violently after eating a hamburger with ghost chili pepper puree.... Doctors found a hole in his esophagus that was 2.5-centimeters, which necessitated emergency surgery and 23 days in the hospital."
Maybe you haven't heard of ghost chili peppers.
"In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the Ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The Ghost chili is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs)."
When it comes to hot,
It's got some of the most.
This pepper, pureed,
Nearly made him a ghost.