“I am more difficult to kill than anyone can ever imagine”
The extravagant multi-millionaire shared the news via Twitter this Friday, claiming an attempt had been made to end his life.
The 72 year old founder of McAfee cyber security software updated followers after a 3 day break from Twitter, informing them of the bad news. He alleges that he had been poisoned and unconscious for 2 days but shares no more details about who the attackers were.
I apologize for my three day absence but I was unconscious for two days at the Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina and just woke up. My enemies maged to spike something that i ingested. However, I am more difficult to kill than anyone can possibly imagine. I am back.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 22, 2018
Just one hour later he shares a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed, covered in wires and tubes, warning the alleged attackers that he knows who they are and they had ‘better be gone’.
And for those who did this - You will soon understand the true meaning of wrath. I know exactly who you are. Youh had better be gone. pic.twitter.com/URgz5BtMLF— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 22, 2018
Mr McAfee has been sharing his thoughts and opinions about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for some time now and runs one of the largest Bitcoin mining operations in the US.
According to a previous Tweet just days before the alleged attack on his life, he had been warned by the SEC about promoting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) to his Millions of followers and will now no longer be working with them. Instead, it was announced that he is working on an ICO alternative which the SEC ‘cannot touch’, promising an article with more details at a later date.
Due to SEC threats, I am no longer working with ICOs nor am I recommending them, and those doing ICOs can all look forward to arrest. It is unjust but it is reality. I am writing an article on an equivalent alternative to ICOs which the SEC cannot touch. Please have Patience.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 19, 2018
John McAfee’s life has been in the public spot light many times over the years and it certainly raises some eye brows over some of his opinions and actions. The self proclaimed ‘libertarian’ has come up against the law many times in the past, being accused but never charged for a variety of crimes and offences.
In 2012 for example, his home in Belize was reportedly raided by the Gang Suppression Unit of the Belize Police Department on suspicious of manufacturing narcotics. He was arrested for possession of a variety of firearms, but never charged for any of the alleged offences.
Some might see Mr McAfee’s actions as extreme paranoia, a view shared by the Belizian prime minister. After the body of one of Mr McAfee’s neighbours was found dead in John’s home in 2012, he refused questioning, saying he has always been afraid police would kill him and thus refused their routine questions. The prime minister called him “extremely paranoid, even bonkers” after he fled the country to avoid questioning, avoiding the Belizian authorities ever since.
He went viral in 2017 after making a very ambitious claim about the fate of Bitcoin. He said on Twitter that if Bitcoin does not get to $1 Million by 2020, he will ‘eat his own dick’ on national television.
In true McAfee form, he also shared a picture giving the middle finger to his ‘incompetent enemies’.