Streaming is a lucrative — if risky — method of content creation. On one hand, it removes all the nitty gritty of editing since it is essentially a live broadcast of a game session. On the other hand, it opens up streamers to the dark truth of the internet: Your mistakes are on display for everyone to see, and they’ve been laminated. If you say something on stream people find offensives, you can’t edit that out. And, if you accidentally leak personal information, you could potentially destroy someone’s else’s livelihood, or maybe your own.
Most streamers keep such information a closely-guarded secret. On the rare occasions streamers do leak personal information, they might get lucky and only receive simple phone calls from fans who want to wish them luck. But the odds are more than good that disgruntled audience members will use that info for nefarious purposes. That’s why most streamers are very careful with their sensitive data. The internet can be an unforgiving wasteland, and as you’ll soon discover, there are plenty of trolls lurking about.
Here are a few examples of streamers who’ve accidentally shared things they shouldn’t have online.
MrBeast gave the internet his address
MrBeast is known for his big stunt video, many of which involve him spending or raising large amounts of money. But in the video where MrBeast donated $50,000 to Ninja, MrBeast accidentally dropped his address in the sponsorship section of the video.
While telling viewers about Honey, a popular internet extension that scans for coupons before checking out of an online site, MrBeast gave a rundown of how the extension works. At this point in the video, the content creator showed his cart to viewrs and actually displayed his delivery address as well.
It didn’t look like some promotional or forwarding address, either. There’s no PO Box number, and it’s fairly common knowledge among fans that MrBeast lives in North Carolina, just like the address seen on-screen. Whatever the case, MrBeast didn’t acknowledge the leaked address — which may have been the best reaction he could’ve had.
Asian Andy was trolled hard by his viewers… and Amazon’s Alexa
Some ideas don’t sound bad until you try them out. Participating in the Running of the Bulls is one example, and another is putting Alexa within earshot of a livestream.
Asian Andy, a vlogger who streams his everyday life, decided to stream dying his hair. To add to the list of totally-not-good ideas, he let his viewers leave customized text-to-speech messages by donating money to him. Andy’s audience quickly discovered they could trick the nearby Alexa device to do whatever they wanted. The stream devolved into voice-activated chaos.
At first, viewers jokingly made Alexa call Andy’s mom, but then they moved to more malicious requests. Viewers asked Alexa to add all sorts of NSFW items to Andy’s shopping list, as well as to call an Uber. Andy quickly lost his temper with the trolls, but they had one final ace up their sleeves. After waiting long enough, one audience member donated money to ask Alexa where Andy lived, and Alexa obliged.
Just goes to show you that text-to-speech donations and virtual assistants go together as well as open flames and dynamite.
xQc had a number of IP-related slip-ups
Some people learn from their mistakes, while others keep making them. xQc is in the latter category.
xQc is a streamer who doesn’t have a favorite game or genre. He just streams what he wants, when he wants, and people watch him. However, he has a bad habit of accidentally revealing his IP address for all the world to see. During a New Year’s stream, xQc’s internet started acting slowly, so he decided to diagnose the problem by viewing his task manager. While this strategy can fix many problems, xQc forgot he was still streaming, and the task manager displayed his IP address for everyone to see. It wasn’t the first time he made this mistake, but it did delay the rest of his stream.
Others seem to enjoy helping xQc reveal his IP address, too. In one instance, xQc was streaming "Grand Theft Auto Online" when he got a bad case of the server hacks. His camera went all wonky, his cars changed colors, and his character’s body spontaneously transformed into traffic cones. All of this was attributed to a hacker on the server. Unfortunately, someone then shared xQc’s IP address in GTA Online‘s chat, and he was hit by a DDoS attack that crashed his game.
The universe apparently just wants to leak xQc’s IP address.
Loserfruit intentionally leaked her phone number, and she didn’t regret it
Not all personal info leaks are accidental. Sometimes a streamer intentionally gives away their contact information just to see what happens.
As a joke, Loserfruit decided to use her phone number as her "Fortnite" username. Her idea could have easily backfired, and the joke would then have been on her. However, Loserfruit lucked out and had a fairly good experience.
Most of the people who called Loserfruit wished her luck, even though they seemed to have butterflies in their stomachs while talking to her. The number of people who called exceeded her capacity to respond, and most were just sent to the eternal limbo that is voicemail. In fact, so many fans called Loserfruit her phone glitched out and started hanging up on people.
In a surprise twist, though, one person who called Loserfruit teamed up with her for a "Fortnite" match, which was actually a boon for him since he didn’t have a microphone. If he hadn’t reached Loserfruit, he wouldn’t have been able to communicate with the rest of the team. Overall, Loserfruit’s streaming plan was relatively troll-free. One person did call her to order some Big Macs, though.
Loserfruit deactivated the phone number after the stream, so people who missed the once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk to her might not ever get it again. Still, even though Loserfruit’s idea didn’t come back to bite her, it was the epitome of the phrase, "Don’t try this at home, kids. I’m a trained professional."
WingsofRedemption accidentally leaked his phone number and paid the price
Jordie Jordan, better known as WingsofRedemption, once tried to buy a Camaro. What does that have to do with him leaking info? He wanted to show viewers he was serious about the purchase, so he displayed the message he sent to the Camaro salesperson. Unfortunately, the message included his phone number. This mistake led to some expected trolling during a "Rainbow Six Siege" session.
Shortly after accidentally exposing his number, WingsofRedemption’s phone started ringing off the hook in the middle of his stream. It didn’t help matters that his phone ring was set to a very loud, very urgent "Metal Gear Solid" codec sound. Each time it rang, he had to take a moment to either answer it or hang up, which severely hampered his ability to focus on the match.
WingsofRedemption’s temper flared the more he was called, and the more his temper flared, the more people called. Eventually, he put the stream on hiatus to deal with the calls and later returned to the session, unwilling to discuss the issue.
On the bright side, WingsofRedemption managed to head the problem off at the pass before it became unbearable.
BadBoyHalo nearly gave his credit card number out on stream
Beer, lack of sleep, and "Minecraft" do not go well together, and they almost cost a streamer his credit card.
Late one night — or early one morning, depending on your perspective — Skeppy and his friend BadBoyHalo streamed a game of Minecraft. They were tired and drunk; nobody was thinking straight. One thing led to another, and their conversation turned to credit cards. BadBoyHalo boasted about his new credit card. Skeppy didn’t believe a word that came out of BadBoyHalo’s inebriated mouth. So, BadBoyHalo reached into his wallet, pulled out his card, and started reading off the numbers, assuming that nobody could use it since they didn’t physically have the card.
Skeppy, being the more lucid of the two, prevented BadBoyHalo from rattling off more than three numbers and pleaded that he not list any more. Eventually, BadBoyHalo listened to reason and stopped trying to give away his credit card number, although he took quite a lot of convincing. BadBoyHalo was extremely drunk, after all.
On the bright side, BadBoyHalo was so drunk he gave away some numbers for an expired card. His actual credit card information was safe and sound despite his efforts to give it away.
Shroud leaked his IP address and ruined CS:GO for everyone
Having the fastest fingers can win streamers esports matches. While Shroud’s twitch reactions have served him well in tournaments, they also led to an unfortunate DDoS.
During his Cloud9 days, Shroud played a friendly match of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He got a little overconfident and charged headlong into battle, which got him summarily slaughtered. However, his mouse and keyboard movements didn’t quite catch up with his sudden death, and he accidentally minimized the game and displayed his IP. While Shroud was able to close the tab that showed his IP almost as quickly as he died, the damage had already been done.
Shortly after Shroud reentered the match, the game started to stutter and buckle. The CS:GO server got slower and slower, until it finally threw its hands up in defeat and left for lunch. Everyone, including Shroud, ran as fast as they could but got nowhere fast — literally. The DDoS attackers had won. Shroud and his teammates were frustrated, but they still managed to laugh the event off and have a good time.
Skeppy’s accidental Minecraft IP leak
Minecraft streamer Skeppy managed to receive an invite to KEEMSTAR’s "Minecraft" Mondays. Had all gone according to plan, he would have streamed the event with little to no problems. But he wanted to get rid of his character’s cape. That’s when things went south.
Skeppy scoured the settings menu in "Minecraft," searching for a solution. He looked through performance options, detail settings, and everything he could think of. While he finally solved his problem, he forgot that he was still streaming when he rejoined the server, and his stream displayed the server’s IP address in big bold letters. Realizing he accidentally leaked the address to viewers, Skeppy screamed as loud as most streamers scream when they meet their first creeper.
Skeppy and his fellow streamer Doni Bobes were scared that this lapse in judgement would get them kicked from the server. After all, the "Minecraft" Monday server’s IP address had been leaked to the unforgiving eyes of the internet, and anyone with half a mind could join it. However, for once in the history of the internet, nobody actually took advantage of the IP leak. No trolls joined, and nobody DDoSed the event. In an unprecedented turn of luck, an IP leak resulted in no problems.
Skeppy probably did more damage to his throat by screaming than he did to the server by leaking its IP address.
TisParker’s search history was revealed
One of a VPN’s biggest selling points is anonymity. Nobody wants their personal information and browsing history leaked or sold to the highest bidder, so many people shell out cash to protect themselves online. That idea is all well and good, but it only works when you aren’t a streamer who shows off your browser history to viewers — even when you don’t mean to.
Parker "TisParker" Edwards did not start the new year on the right foot. During a Twitch broadcast on Jan. 19, 2020, he took a quick break to clean his glasses and grab a drink. However, TisParker didn’t realize he had accidentally left his browser search history up for his audience. Most of his past searches were benign, such as "acrylic painting on glass" and "phineas and ferb" — but then there was the top search: "can you have s*x in your car without breaking the law."
Thankfully, TisParker quickly noticed his mistake when viewers sent messages such as "Search history, Parker," and he laughed it off. This gaffe was a far cry from accidentally leaking your credit card or social security numbers, but the less audiences know about a streamer’s potentially illegal car-related dreams, the better.
Valkyrae accidentally showed off her YouTube earnings
While most big-name streamers had their earnings leaked on Twitch in 2021, YouTube streamers were mostly safe. However, Valkyrae didn’t hackers to reveal her income to the world — the YouTube streamer accidentally did it herself.
In one of her livestreams back in 2020, Valkyrae ended up clicking over to her YouTube analytics tab. This was captured by Twitter user TheLolHounds, who also pointed out several bits of information.
Valkyrae just leaked how much money she made on Youtube pic.twitter.com/gbYrg7h5ye
— TheLolHounds (@thelolhounds1) December 21, 2020
The page showed off a few interesting metrics, such as her video averages, but the section that stood out most was where it discussed her past 26 days of activity. With 2.6 million subscribers, 36.4 million views, and 8.4 million hours being watched, the YouTube megastar made $172k. Not only that, but it was down by 6% — a $10k difference. And keep in mind, she still had five days to go (and earn) in the month.
Fuslie leaked a potential YouTube exclusive contract
Some streamers have accidentally leaked their future plans to the internet, and some fans think Fuslie came close to doing just that.
In November 2021, Fuslie was streaming when something strange happened. When switching to another window, her computer showed off a full screen of another Google Chrome window in which her email inbox was pulled up. She quickly realized what happened and ended her stream with no comments about what was in her emails.
While it was only up for a very brief time, viewers were able to record the exposed screen and slow it down to check out her inbox. Many were surprised to see an email with the subject line "YT *Confidential*" and a PDF file named "Fuslie BINDING…" sitting in the streamer’s inbox.
Some fans figured this meant the Twitch star would be moving to YouTube when her Twitch contract is up — and as it turns out, they were right.
QTCinderella accidentally showed fans early proof that she was dating Ludwig
Streamers QTCinderella and Ludwig have been dating for quite some time. However, the two didn’t really get the chance to announce it to the public in the way they might have hoped — because QTCinderella accidentally leaked it while streaming.
While no one knew that the two were officially dating, they still talked as friends on stream. During one stream in which the two were having a conversation, QTCinderella made a joke about arguing with Ludwig to get him to continue talking to her, and Ludwig hung up the Discord call. When he did this, Discord popped up on QT’s computer, which displayed some past messages between the two.
In the Discord messages, fans could see that Ludwig had shared one of his videos with QT and she’d replied with "it’s so good babe." QTCinderella started laughing and seemed to be at a loss for words when she ended her stream.
LandonMC got free pizza after leaking his address on stream
Who says leaking information online always has to be a bad thing? "Fortnite" content creator LandonMC saw surprising results after leaking his personal info back in 2019. According to a tweet from Landon, he accidentally shared his address at some point while streaming.
I accidentally leaked my address while streaming and people have already sent me Pizzas 😤🥴
— Landon🤍 (@LANDN) January 12, 2019
However, instead of anything scary happening, someone who saw it just sent him a pizza — a much friendlier gesture than what most people would expect. In fact, his Twitter replies were full of concerned followers telling him to be careful, because things could’ve ended up much worse. Other fans happily pointed that Landon’s seems to have some pretty great fans.
Several Twitter users asked if Landon had to pay for the pizzas at the door, but the streamer never responded. This is a good question, though: On one hand, these pizzas could have been a sweet gesture from a fan. On the other hand, if he had to shell out cash for them when they arrived, the pizzas could’ve been a way to troll the streamer.
Lachlan leaked his phone number on Fortnite
Of course, not all leaks are accidental, and YouTuber Lachlan actually purposefully leaked his phone number while playing "Fortnite." In fact, he changed his screen name to his phone number to see what people would do. Not surprisingly, many people actually called him up.
The first person who called him opened their chat with "you killed me, man," and then proceeded to "coach" Lachlan on "Fortnite" over the phone. The second player to call him actually recognized Lachlan’s voice, and the player’s friend was also on the line. Both were huge fans of Lachlan and were pretty excited to suddenly find themselves on his channel. In fact, the two ended up calling Lachlan back later on.
Lachlan explained that he had hoped more people would call and rage at him, but most people ended up recognizing his voice. In fact, he found one fan that had been watching him for longer than he’d been playing "Fortnite." This wasn’t quite the reaction that Lachlan expected, but it was heartwarming nonetheless.
Mitch Jones got banned after leaking offensive messages
If you were a fan of "World of Warcraft" back in the late 2010s, then you may remember Mitch Jones. He was a popular MMO streamer who became rather controversial over the course of many Twitch suspensions, and one ban in particular sent fans reeling.
Back in 2019, Jones accidentally leaked both his Discord and Twitter messages while clicking through multiple open tabs (per Dexerto). He immediately called himself an "idiot" and asked aloud if he had really leaked information "again" — but this time he leaked some pretty offensive things.
In addition to messages between Jones and other streamers — including chats with Mizkif and Ice Poseidon — many viewers were quick to note that he had typed out a racial slur. His Twitch account was taken down pretty quickly afterward.
Nowadays, Jones is back on Twitch and streaming "World of Warcraft" again, often collaborating with his longtime friend Asmongold.
A fish leaked its owner’s credit card
Video games are supposed to be for everyone, but there are some truly dedicated gamers out there who are working to ensure that "everyone" applies to animals, too. Mutekimaru Channel has been the go-to place to see betta fish gaming for several years now. With the right tech, buttons can be mapped to various parts of a fish tank, and the fish then activates buttons by swimming over them. The channel’s fish have been working their way through the "Pokémon" franchise, but they’ve been taking their sweet time, only managing to beat "Pokémon Sapphire" after 3,195 hours.
The project was all fun and games until one particular betta apparently decided that "Pokémon" had finally gotten stale. It accidentally landed on the Nintendo Switch’s homepage, and from there it pulled open the eShop. You can probably see where this is going.
The rogue fish didn’t just expose its owner’s credit card info on stream; it also went on a bit of a shopping spree and changed its owner’s account name to "ROWAWAWAWA." The one good thing about all this happening live is that Mutekimaru Channel was able to get a refund from Nintendo after explaining the situation. In the future, however, the betta fish are going to need more supervision when they play.
Valkyrae almost leaked her new home address
Streamers typically want to present their authentic selves to their audience to build a better relationship with their viewers. At the same time, they don’t need everyone on Twitch knowing every little detail about their lives, and sometimes revealing too much info can be legitimately dangerous. Unfortunately, streamers have to keep so many plates spinning while they’re live that it can be hard to be as hyper-vigilant about protecting their privacy as they might like.
Valkyrae is no stranger to personal leaks, but in 2021 she learned that the smallest slip-up can cause real chaos in her personal life. Valkyrae explained on stream that she needed to make a VOD private after accidentally leaking some info. After Valkyrae accidentally alt-tabbed, some opportunistic viewers took screenshots of the preview image showing a Discord chat with Valkyrae’s assistant. The conversation included the address of a house that Valkyrae was considering moving into at the time.
Valkyrae said she still went to look at her potential new home, but the leak obviously affected her plans to actually move there. She apologized to fans who simply wanted to watch the VOD of her stream, but this just goes to show how a few invasive viewers can ruin things for everyone.
MortaL leaked his YouTube income
Most people who stream don’t make very much money, but some big name streamers earn gobs of cash from subscriptions, ads, and sponsorship deals. While some content creators, like MrBeast, are incredibly open about how much money they make and turn that into part of their brand, plenty of others prefer to keep their income private. Reasons range from simple privacy concerns to worries about alienating their audiences.
MortaL is an Indian streamer in his early twenties who’s found massive success in recent years. His "PUBG" content started blowing up online in 2018, and his channel has grown non-stop. MortaL has always been protective of his income info, but in January 2022, he accidentally leaked his monthly earnings himself while playing "Rocket League." The screen showed that he’d made ₹6,19,430.89 (roughly $7,500 USD) in the previous 28 days. Luckily, MortaL’s audience weren’t bothered , and his subscriber count has since soared to over 7 million.
Tectone leaks his sponsorship deal
Sometimes livestream leaks occur when a streamer absentmindedly checks their social media, and other times they happen to get an unexpected notification. Whatever the case, you’d imagine that streamers as a whole would have learned by now that they should separate their personal info from the computer they stream on.
Tectone will certainly be more careful with notifications going forward. In February 2023, he was streaming to thousands of viewers when a Windows Mail notification popped up and revealed that he’d been paid $35,000 for a sponsored stream of "Lost Ark."
It didn’t matter how quickly Tectone nixed the notification and deleted the VOD. The screenshots had already been taken and copies had been made, and immediately the internet was abuzz with the news. Of course, getting paid to stream a particular game is nothing new, but $35,000 is a mind-boggling amount of money for a single stream. Tectone didn’t get in trouble for leaking the info, but any time a streamer makes a mistake, the internet is going to spread the news around for a laugh.
Multiple leaks have happened on Summit1g’s channel
Summit1g has been in the streaming industry for years, so naturally there’s been more than one time that his stream showed viewers things that weren’t necessarily meant for them. Way back in 2016, Summit had his turn at a classic Twitch leak.
While playing "CS:GO," Summit took a second to breathe and decided to give some of his donors a shoutout. He went to pull up his donations to see who’d sent him money recently, but he didn’t realize that he was sharing his screen the entire time. Fans gained some insight into Summit’s finances, but he handled the situation casually and went right back to playing his game.
More recently, a wholly different kind of "leak" happened on Summit’s channel. He and his friends were sailing through the ocean in "Sea of Thieves" when someone needed to step away from their computer for a moment. Unfortunately, Summit’s teammate kept his headset on and mic live while he went to the bathroom. The entire internet got way too personal with Summit’s team that day, but everyone also got a good laugh out of the accident.
IShowSpeed can’t help himself
Accidents happen, but when they happen twice in a row they start to seem less accidental. Back in 2022 IShowSpeed made a genuine mistake live on stream. He was looking through fellow streamer KSI’s Instagram page and tried to click on the contact options. Judging by his reaction, IShowSpeed had no idea that KSI’s actual phone number was about to pop onto the screen for all of his viewers to see. It didn’t take KSI long to notice the fallout, and he went to Twitter to try and figure out what was making his phone blow up.
The two managed to put the incident behind them and move forward. After all, IShowSpeed was apologetic, and KSI didn’t have too hard of a time getting a brand new phone number. Cut to 2023, and the whole incident played out all over again. This time IShowSpeed was going through his own phone on stream when he once again flashed KSI’s actual phone number on the screen. KSI didn’t have to wait until his phone started ringing off the hook to find out what happened, though. While streaming, IShowSpeed called KSI to explain the situation and apologize, going viral in the process. All’s forgiven for now, but streamers are probably going to stop sharing their number with IShowSpeed in the future.
IShowSpeed leaking Ksi number before his fight is insane 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/05kxcKedem
— Domain ➐ (@domainsdomain) May 11, 2023
Mizkif and Emiru drama leaks
Emiru and Mizkif have known each other for a long time, and their public friendship has made a number of fans wonder if they’re secretly dating. There’s no shortage of fan speculation threads on Reddit, and while some think the two of them are obviously together, others aren’t quite so sure.
Either way, some leaked DMs seemed to prove that there’s some growing tension between Emiru and Mizkif. While streaming, Emiru accidentally showed some of her messages with Mizkif. The DMs were on screen for less than a second, but that was more than enough time for viewers to snap a screenshot and start investigating. What made this particular leak stranger than usual is that fans noticed multiple Twitter accounts being banned shortly after sharing screenshots of the DMs. In the messages, Mizkif took a pretty aggressive stance against one of Emiru’s recent streams.
Emiru ”accidently” leaks dms from Mizkif where he is complaining to her about how she acts on stream (Zoomed in screenshots in the comments)
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He accused Emiru of using sexualized content to try and farm more viewers and foster parasocial connections with her audience. Emiru insisted that she didn’t view anything in her stream as being inappropriate, but apologized for upsetting Mizkif. Regardless of their intentions in this conversation, it’s not something they intended for fans to see.
Valkyrae’s leaked DMs may have helped her
Sponsorships are one of the biggest ways that streamers make their money, but sometimes they prove to be much more trouble than they’re worth. In 2021, a new brand deal landed Valkyrae in hot water. She agreed to be a spokesperson for a new beauty product called RFLCT, which advertised itself as offering a way for gamers and streamers to protect their skin from blue light. The only problem was that science didn’t seem to back up RFLCT’s claims. The company said that it had done internal research that showed just how damaging blue light could be for skin, but it also declined to share that research publicly.
Fans weren’t thrilled to see one of their favorite streamers supporting a bogus beauty product. It turns out that Valkyrae wasn’t thrilled about the situation, either. Fans got some deeper insight into her feelings after Atrioc accidentally leaked DMs between Valkyrae and Ludwig while he was using Ludwig’s computer. Ludwig himself actually found out about the leak live on stream — 37 minutes after it had happened.
Valkyrae had assumed that because RFLCT had other big name investors like Ulta, the company must have been able to back up its claims. "They just don’t understand how this RUINS my brand if the research isn’t public," she wrote. In the end, Valkyrae was able to distance herself from the company and win back the trust of her fans.
xQc’s ‘Kick thing’
Anyone who regularly watches xQc knows why he’s one of the most popular streamers in the industry. He’s so well-versed in entertaining his audience that he manages to be hilarious even when he’s making a terrible mistake. We’ve already seen how xQc has managed to leak his IP address to the internet on more than one occasion, but in 2023 he made an even sillier mistake that happens to make for one of the funniest Twitch clips to come from his channel in a while.
It began with a classic mistake: xQc wasn’t paying much attention to which part of his screen was being shared as he flipped through his different tabs while streaming. He happened to open his Twitter DMs, and even though they were only on screen for a second, the damage was done. xQc shrieked and closed the window — and had that been the end of it, disaster might have been avoided.
xQc’s DMs didn’t show much sensitive information, but his next sentence dropped a bombshell. "Dude, I thought I leaked my Kick thing," he said. He quickly realized what he’d just said and tried to move on, but the internet exploded with rumors about xQc moving his streaming over to Kick. Everyone knew the truth already, but it became official in June when xQc revealed to the New York Times that he’d signed a $100 million deal with the platform.
When leaks aren’t really an accident
Most of the leaks we’ve seen have been completely accidental. Streamers either aren’t paying attention to what’s on their screen, or some random notification releases a bit of personal information out into the world. There are other times when leaks are only "accidental" in that the person doing the leaking hasn’t really paused to think about what they’re doing.
Clix is a streamer and professional "Fortnite" player with over 2 million subscribers on YouTube. During a TikTok livestream with content creator Beckie Hill, the fun was interrupted by one moment that quickly sent everything spiraling out of control.
Breckie leaked Clix’s address to thousands of viewers during stream 😦 #c …See more
Clix and Hill were playfully arguing back and forth, but Hill thought Clix had taken things too far when he insulted her, so she decided to go one step further: Hill pulled up Clix’s address on her phone and flashed it to the camera. Clix quickly pushed the phone out of the way, and Hill tried to tell him that no one would have noticed the address if he hadn’t made such a big deal out of it. That wasn’t enough to dissuade his worries about 12,000 viewers potentially knowing where he lives, and you can’t really fault him for that. An address isn’t exactly as easy to change as a phone number — but hopefully the stream’s viewers won’t use that information inappropriately.
Mike Tyson’s phone number was released during a gambling stream
It’s one thing to accidentally leak a fellow streamer’s personal info, but the stakes get even higher when a mainstream celebrity is involved. In an episode of "Full Send Podcast," Mike Tyson came on to talk about the time that YouTube channel NELK leaked his phone number to tens of thousands of viewers online.
The NELK Boys were hosting a gambling stream on December 6, 2020, and Tyson was scheduled to make a guest appearance. NELK member Kyle Forgeard already had Tyson’s number, and he pulled open his contacts to give the boxer a call, not realizing what he’d done. All of a sudden the entire internet knew Tyson’s personal phone number.
On the podcast, Tyson explained that instead of following the obvious solution and changing his phone number, he had a different way of dealing with the problem. "I had to give my phone away to my assistant," Tyson said. His assistant was responsible for screening the overwhelming amount of calls and texts that began pouring through Tyson’s phone on a daily basis.
At one point, more than 8,000 calls came through on a single day, which really takes the phrase "ringing off the hook" to a whole new level. On the bright side, Tyson approached the whole thing with a sense of humor, and clearly he doesn’t hold a grudge against Forgeard for making the mistake.