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It's so sad what this guy told paramedics trying to save his life

It's so sad what this guy told paramedics trying to save his life
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Tech addiction is very real. The latest victim of this serious problem is a 21-year-old Chinese man who collapsed after gaming for 14 days straight. When the paramedics arrived, he wasn't even interested in treatment. He just asked them to turn his computer on.

When paramedics arrived to take the goggle-eyed man to hospital he reportedly told them: "Leave me alone and turn on the computer for me. I want to surf the Internet."

A woman who worked at the gaming cafe where the man was playing said he had been there for about two weeks. During that time, he didn't eat much and smoked a lot of cigarettes.

"[At] 7am on May 3, he told me he was feeling a little dizzy and hadn't eaten for a day and that he would go out to get some food," she told the website.

There's a growing problem with Internet addiction in China. It's so bad that there are even boot camps to help teens get over their addictions. Click here to see what they look like.

China now has 649 million Internet users, according to government figures, but also an estimated 24 million Internet addicts, many of them teens.

But, China isn't alone. Many people in the U.S. also suffer from addiction to the Internet and technology. If you or someone you know struggles with tech addiction, visit this site.

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