Fortnite-addicted son gives mum concussion after she takes Playstation away

omg 03/09/2018

A mum has been left concussed after her teenage son headbutted her when she took his Playstation 4 off of him.

The teenager is addicted to the popular video-game Fortnite, only leaving his room and separating himself from the game when he needs to eat or go to the bathroom.

The problem had become so severe he hasn't attended school for more than two years.

The boys mum decided to take action of his addiction, confiscating his PS4 and thus she had to bear the brunt of her sons head slamming against hers when he headbutted her in defiance.

Speaking with 60 Minutes, the mother said that cutting off the addiction was not an easy task.

"It's not as simple as taking the cord away and going, 'Oh well, bad luck, you haven't got the internet'. Because the repercussions from that – angry, aggressive – we've had to call the police. I have been headbutted, I've had concussions."

The Sydney based mum revealed that her teenage son used to be an adventurous boy who “enjoyed playing sports, going to the movies and hanging out with his friends” before she brought him is Playstation as gift. 

The mother who has apparently had to leave her job so that she can take care of her son as he remains home all day, added: "My concern is that he's in year eight now, and he hasn't had any formal education for two years. So, what's going to happen later on in life for him?"

She also went on to say that trying to get him to go to school is a bigger task than others might think.

"An addiction is an addiction. It doesn't matter if it's drugs, sex or online gaming. It's chronic. We've been to doctors who have said 'I don't think we've seen such a chronic case'."