Mark Mothersbaugh Believed His COVID-19 Hospitalization Was Because of a Vicious Attack

In a delirious state during his intubation, the Devo hero assumed he had been hit in the head by a brick
Mark Mothersbaugh Believed His COVID-19 Hospitalization Was Because of a Vicious Attack
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Mark Mothersbaugh has revealed that his COVID-19 diagnosis led him to experience a hallucinatory state in which he imagined that his hospitalization was the result of a vicious attack — not because he contracted the deadly virus.

In a new interview with the L.A. Times, the Devo member went into the gritty details of his recovery, explaining that his near-death experience felt almost like a dream at the time.

"There's a bookstore I love where I get stationery supplies, and in my mind I had been there," Mothersbaugh told the publication. "I was convinced for about two weeks that I had been hit by a brick by somebody in Little Tokyo."

He continued: "I felt blood from being hit. I was handcuffed to a parking deck downtown. I had this whole elaborate story of how these kids sold me to an ambulance company that then got some sort of a payment for delivering COVID patients to their ICUs. I totally believed it."

As for his recovery, the 70-year-old artist now is back at home with his wife and kids, virus-free. But the effects on his health seem to be ongoing including "a little thing" with his nerves, which causes sporadic hand tremors.

"Before COVID, I was like, 'Yeah, I'm starting to feel about 50 now, and I'm 70.' When I was in the hospital, I was feeling like I was about 90," he said. "And now I'm back to 70, and I'm trying to get back to 50. That's my goal."

Here's hoping he can continue his recovery in peace, and free from the presence of TikTok party mansion attendees defecating on his block.