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Bo Jackson Reveals Bizarre Medical Condition Doctors Can't Solve

If you're a human living on planet Earth, there's a near 100% chance you've had the hiccups at some point. However, not all hiccups are created equal, especially in the case of former NFL running back Bo Jackson, who says he has been battling a yearlong affliction with them. 

Jackson revealed the news following his appearance on the "McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning" show Wednesday. Just listen for yourself. Bo knows a lot of things, but apparently he doesn't know how to cure this bizarre condition. 

Bo Jackson Reveals Hiccup Condition Doctors Can't Solve

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While the hiccups don't necessarily cause a lot of pain physically, imagine having them an entire year. They're super uncomfortable as it is. That's way too long. 

"I've had the hiccups since last July," Jackson said on the show. "I'm getting a medical procedure done at the end of this week, I think, to try to remedy it. I'm busy at the hospital sitting up with the doctors poking me, shining lights down my throat, probing me every way they can to find out why I've got these hiccups."

On the show, Jackson was asked if the doctors found the source of the issue, to which Jackson replied with "hell no" and then proceeded to list the multiple, uh, remedies he tried.

Let's go through these one by one:

  • Having someone scare him. This isn't scientifically proven and is merely an old wives' tale.
  • Drink water upside down. This is something listed on Psychology Today, which even has a step-by-step procedure on how to do it. This is considered a home remedy — and, again, nothing scientific.

OK, now, before we move on to the last "solution" Jackson had, we insist this isn't a typo or an error.

  • Sniffing a porcupine's a—.

Jackson said, "I have done everything — scare me, drink water upside down, smell the a— of a porcupine. It doesn't work."

I, unfortunately, Googled this to see if there was any track record of this ever being considered as a remedy for hiccups. Believe it or not, I couldn't find any sources for it — not even a Reddit troll post.

Perhaps Jackson, a former Heisman trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame member, was being humorous.

If so, he got us good.

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