Yao Cabrera is one of Latin America’s best-known and controversial YouTubers with over 9 millions of followers on both Instagram and Youtube. He’s mostly known to pull pranks and other sorts of stunts on his YouTube channel.
Recently it was reported that he is in a “grave” condition and is reportedly in intensive care after falling from a third-floor balcony in Argentina on Monday., according to Argentine newspaper La Nacion.
The news was reported Tuesday by Argentine journalist Juan Etchegoyen, who later received confirmation from Cabrera’s father.
The accident reportedly took place while Cabrera, 24, was filming a video on the balcony of his house in Villa Carlos Paz, a popular party town outside the city of Cordoba. It’s unclear what he was filming and how he fell.
Although Cabrera’s Instagram posted a story Tuesday morning confirming that he is in “grave” condition, VICE World News could not independently verify Cabrera’s accident.
A lot of controversial doubt has hovered around this incident, as Cabrera is known for controversial pranks and hoaxes. His followers have been at the center of numerous scandals.
One in particular where he and another influencer named Rosina Valiente faked her death using ketchup in a bathtub in order to fool a third friend.
However, that prank paled in comparison to his own faked death. In December 2020, Cabrera and his friends created a hoax video where two gunmen on a motorcycle seemingly murdered him when he was in his car.
In 2016, authorities arrested him after he walked into a bicycle shop in a Buenos Aires shopping mall and rode one out without paying. He spent 24 hours in prison and the video went viral.
A few years later, Caeli, one of Mexico’s most well-known influencers, posted a video alleging that someone tried to spike her drink while at a party in Argentina in 2018. Cabrera was quickly identified as the alleged perpetrator but released a video denying the allegations, claiming that Caeli was just trying to get more likes on YouTube.
Finally during the coronavirus pandemic, Cabrera was also arrested for throwing a drug-filled house party during quarantine just days after faking his death in December 2020.
His popularity in Latin America is similar to figures like Logan and Jake Paul. Cabrera even went as far as throwing his hat into the boxing ring and announced a televised bout against former Argentine world boxing champion Marcos Maidana.
There are still no further reports on his condition or any allegations that this another hoax set up.