Fortnite Sends 9-year-old UK Girl to Rehabilitation


The girl obsessed with Fortnite hijacked her parent’s debit card.

Parents will always freak out when it comes to children spending too much time playing video games. However, a family from the United Kingdom was forced to seek medical help after their 9-year-old daughter became addicted to Fortnite.

Girl Refused to Go to the Bathroom While Playing Fortnite

Meet Carol, a 9-year-old girl from the United Kingdom. At the beginning of February, Carol received probably the best gift ever from her parents – an Xbox console with all the bells and whistles.

The first game Carol decided to play was Fortnite. For those of you unfamiliar with the title or genre, Fortnite is MMO shooters that lets you build stuff and fight epic battles against other human players.

Carol’s mum said that ever since she downloaded Fortnite from the online store, Carol refused to do anything else. By the end of March, Carol’s parents were well aware of the fact that the child might have a problem. Carol’s teacher said that the girls would often fall asleep and that hey grades went down.

When her parents confronted her about her gaming addiction, the girl them to lay off and leave her in peace. It wasn’t until Carol’s father took away her console for them to realize that the girl’s condition was worse than anticipated.

Carol’s mother said that the girl actually punched her father in the face when the man told her that she wasn’t allowed on the console.

Probably one of the saddest episodes was when Carol’s father found her lying in her own waste. Apparently, Carol was so obsessed with the game that she sooner wet the couch instead of going to the backroom.


The family decided to seek help after discovering that the child hijacked their debit card in order to purchase various Fortnite items.

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