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Illustration for article titled Guy Fieri eating to “Hurt” by Johnny Cash is an emotional experience

Classic car-collecting, frosted tip TV personality and restaurateur Guy Fieri has hosted his reality series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for nearly a decade now. He’s traveled the world in search of the greasiest, spiciest, and most delectable dishes. Even with all of the glamour and success, not to mention the $100,000 he makes for public appearances (and phony friendships), don’t think for a second that Fieri doesn’t have his share of demons to battle. Despite his larger-than-life attitude (and appetite), he is also human. So is it shocking that he’d do whatever it takes to ease his pain? No, certainly not. But is that pain most likely just abdominal pain and regret? Yes, probably.


If it wasn’t apparent to viewers before, Mayor Wertz’s carefully spliced new video of Fieri eating, set to Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” shows what is clearly the heartbreaking and gut-wrenching reality of the Fieri’s life. For 24 seasons, this poor man has always had a hamburger, burrito, or some sort of deep-fried meal thrust upon him for entertainment purposes. Will it ever end?

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