Jake Tucker . People . Friday 15th December 2017 . 15:02
Popular streamer Guy ‘DrDisrespect’ Beahm has announced a hiatus from streaming after admitting to infidelity live on Twitch.
"I have a beautiful family, and a wife, and kid. And I want to be transparent that I've been unfaithful," said Beahm, visibly upset. "I apologize to you guys, and my sponsors, and Twitch. This is not who I am, this is not what I represent. That's it."
You can see the video of the moment below, starting at 1:40.
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Beahm is a former designer for Sledgehammer Games, with Dr Disrespect being the persona he adopts for streams. Beahm and the doctor have been struggling with fame slightly, with the streamer being banned from battle royale juggernaut PUBG earlier this year for teamkilling, having the ban extended after making threats of violence to the game’s creative director, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene. The threats were made in jest, supposedly, but it still caused a bit of a kerfuffle. He’s also won several awards in 2017, most recently the Trending Gaming award at The Game Awards.
Beahm has shot to fame alongside PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, with Dr Disrespect coming across as a mix of streamer and WWE wrestling, showing up in costume each day to hurl insults and pop heads.
It’s unknown exactly when he’ll be back, but it’s a surprising turn of events from one of 2017’s most popular livestreamers.