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A predominant theme in the Daniel Larson saga is Daniel's chronic mental health issues and his deteriorating physical health.

Considering his underweightness, poor nutrition, refusal to bathe, chronic self-harming, and the uncleanliness of his surroundings, Daniel is at extreme risk of a premature death due to all of these combined factors.

Physical Health

Is this physique natty attainable?

Daniel is very obviously not physically fit, and is notably underweight. His various warrants have listed his basic information. Daniel is a 5'10" Caucasian male who weighs about 115 pounds (equivalent to a BMI of 16.4), which according to the Center for Disease and Control is underweight.[1] In 2024, his hospital records from the Red Robin Poisoning stated a weight of 119 pounds and a BMI of 17.07, which, even then, still classifies as underweight.

Daniel is notable for his unique body, from his small stature, to his sunken in chest, to his abnormally large feet. It is unclear why he looks the way he does, but it is speculated that Daniel suffers from a physical disease such as Progeria, which is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder. It causes children to age rapidly, starting in their first two years of life. Though, this seems unlikely, as the lifespan of those with progeria is typically less than 15.[2]

Diet and Nutrition

Put simply, Daniel does not have a very good diet. Daniel's diet mainly consists of meals from fast food chains such as McDonalds, Panera Bread, and Olive Garden. At one point, Daniel purchased over 3 mac n cheese dishes from Panera Bread, not realizing that, for one, he didn't need to eat that much, and two, it was insanely unhealthy. The caloric content of these dishes often exceed fast food burgers. His diet also contributes in large part to many of his health issues, as well as his financial problems.

It doesn't help at all that Daniel barely any water consumption, often drinking soda, juice, and milkshakes. The sugary contents of these beverages breaks down the enamel of his teeth, further worsening the state of his dental health, compounded by his refusal to brush his teeth.

During the several jail arcs, Daniel seemed to have regained color in his face, and looked significantly healthier. This is likely due to him being completely unable to beg for money to spend on junk food.

Living Conditions

A photo of Daniel's scabies rashes

The most notable thing about Daniel Larson is his profound lack of housing. Simply put, Daniel's living conditions are less than adequate. Ever since the beginning of the Homeless Era in late 2021, Daniel has spent close to 3 years growing acclimated to living in conditions of abject filth and untidiness. Due to being homeless, coupled with an aversion to most forms of hygiene, and being profoundly unsanitary, he is at high risk of disease and infection.[3]

The several sleep streams and photos of homeless shelters he has shared showcase a less than clean environment. Due to this, Daniel became accustom to sleeping out in the open, porta-potties, and establishments he loiters at.

Due to these conditions, Daniel was eventually diagnosed with Scabies. Scabies is a highly contagious infection of the skin by the small mite sarcoptes scabiei, which he most likely picked up after sleeping out in the open, where he was victim to many a bugbite.[4][5] Daniel first showed signs of scabies sometime in early 2023 during the Las Vegas Arc, when he was homeless in Las Vegas. Daniel was seen wearing the same clothes for weeks at a time and not bathing even when he had the chance to. Streets are knowingly not clean, and in porta-potties around other homeless people who were highly likely to have carried disease. [6] Out of fear of the infection spreading, warnings about Daniel were spread on Facebook, warning people to stay away from him and to visit the hospital if they were in close contact.[7]

Daniel was prescribed a lotion for this issue, to which he proceeded to not use it all all.[citation needed] Eventually, the scabies became so severe it got to the point he was bleeding out of his skin. Daniel went to the hospital and received a dose of Ivermectin and was cleaned off. Following the visit, his scabies went into remission.

Podiatric Health

He's gonna be singing in a wheelchair pretty soon!

Podiatry, or podiatric medicine and surgery, is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb.[8]

Unsurprisingly, Daniel's podiatric health has taken a significant nosedive as well. In early 2023, Daniel contracted trench foot, posting that due to having worn the same moldy socks for months, his feet were becoming black, emitting a foul odor, and bleeding profusely.[9][10][11] Upon closer inspection, Daniel has a large plantar wart at the bottom of his heel, which is not very severe, but what he does have that is concerning is discoloration of the foot, and odd splotches at the sole of his foot, which could be early necrosis.

This is most likely a result of Daniel not being able to keep off of his feet due to homelessness, only exacerbated by the fact he refused to use his money to buy a new pair of socks, let alone medicine for his issues. favoring expensive macaroni and cheese and trips to the Cheesecake factory instead. When visiting a hospital doctor told Daniel to keep his feet dry, limit his walking, change his socks often, and find a homeless shelter or hotel to sleep at. Daniel proceeded to do none of this.[citation needed] Trench foot, if it gets severe enough, can require amputation. This is a severe disorder, and recently Daniel has posted videos of his feet bleeding due to damage.

He sticks out like a sore thumb.

Daniel's ankle is also noted to be massively inflamed, and his toenails have become a dark shade of black and/or brown.[12] It could be sign of infection, injury, too much walking (which doesn't help his trench foot at all), or lack of proper blood flow to the area. It could also be lymphedema, which can be a result of bacteria or some sort of contamination. A major concern with Daniel is a possible blood clot or circulation issues, as he is noted to have talked about losing feeling in his foot.

Is is also likely that Daniel has a foot deformity. In pictures from his youth, Daniel's feel are notably disproportionate compared to his body. Although, what causes this is unknown.

Rhinologic Health

One nose to rule them all.

One of the defining factors of Daniel's appearence is his abnormally large nose. It is unclear as to why it is so big, and one can only assume why.

On April 5th, 2023, Daniel had a large, distinctive laceration on his nose as a result of an altercation with a bodega employee. Daniel kept picking off the scab, showing off a bleeding hole located at the middle of his nose. This scab was dubbed as “Scabfrica” due to it vaguely resembling the continent of Africa. Several of his videos were hidden by TikTok due to how gory they were. He could be seen later with gauze in, and a bandage on his nose.[13]

Dental Health

What's up, doc?

Abundantly clear, Daniel obviously suffers from dental problems. He lacks most of his teeth due to suffering from hypodontia, which is the developmental absence of one or more teeth excluding the third molars.[14][15] Due to him never having his teeth replaced with a second set, Daniel was left with a maw lacking in teeth. His teeth have also visibly yellowed, and it is a mystery as to why Daniel hasn't accrued a single cavity. It can be argued that Daniel doesn't know how to use a toothbrush, because when he had access to one, he shoved it in his ass.

Due to his homeless (which seems to affect almost everything he does), it is more difficult for him to brush his teeth. He also doesn't want to because of his aversion to general hygiene, with dental hygiene being the last thing he'd ever consider. As a result of his lack of money, insurance, and laziness, Daniel is not able to visit a dentist, crooked teeth going unstraightened. He visibly has a misshapen dental arch. His front 2 teeth are different sizes, possibly from unfixed crowding, and only his front 2 teeth are displayed while talking, possibly a sign of an overbite.

Factoring in his diet, Daniel's teeth are most likely being worn down every time he drinks sugary soda or energy drinks, rarely having any sort of water intake.

Overall, due to a lack of a dentist and dental hygiene, Daniel's dental health is extremely poor.

Mental Health

As noted, Daniel has a less than positive relationship with his own mental health. He is significantly mentally ill, being diagnosed with Autism, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Daniel's mental health significantly impacts him, evidenced through his most notable trait, his delusions. It doesn't help either that he refuses to receive help for them, refusing therapists time and time again, and denying antipsychotics when prescribed to him.

Daniel will engage in self-harm by banging his head on objects and hitting himself, usually when he is frustrated, having a meltdown, or when extremely agitated. Daniel has self-harmed many times, punching and slapping himself in the face in an attempt to voice his frustration. Even more dangerously, Daniel is known to have hit himself until he bled during the Panera Bread incident. Head banging and punching oneself while under duress is probably a result of autism, as about 30% of autistic children engage in these behaviors.[16] This may also be a result of bipolar disorder, as up to 50% of sufferers of the disorder exhibit self-harming behaviors and the resultant injuries.[17]

Daniel, being autistic and mentally ill, needs prescription medication to control himself. In spite of this, he refuses to fill his prescriptions largely because he is lazy and believes he doesn't need them (and mostly because they are too expensive for him to purchase due to his lack of budgeting skills). Daniel is currently prescribed Latuda and one other unknown medication.

Sexual Health

Understanding of Sex

Daniel has an extremely poor and warped view of sexual intercourse, mostly stemming from his stunted sexual development, comprehension skills, and mental age. This is most likely a factor behind his alleged pedophilia, and also potentially even because of sexual abuse in his past. Though this is not an excuse/justification for this.

"Who has had sex and who hasn't"
"Who has had sex and who hasn't" "I have not"

Daniel has an incredibly childish view of sex and what sex is like, so much so that Daniel idolizes it and has odd ideas of how sex works. He knows very little about sex; he is noticeably confused about basic sexual terminology. For example, Daniel has called ejaculation "..the peeing feeling"[Citation needed]. Most of Daniel's sexual fantasies are recreations of what he pictures within his mind and not from sexual experience. Daniel has admitted on various occasions that he is a virgin.

Daniel seems very interested in furthering his sexual education, often asking people via private messages if they have had sex, what it felt like, and other similar questions. Even in group messages, Daniel did not shy away from showing his unbridled sexual inquiries.

A person who was in one of these group chat documents their experiences, posted on the r/daniellarson subreddit.

"He has an incredibly childish view of sex and what sex is like, to the point he idolizes sex and has very weird fantasies and ideas of how sex works. This furthers the point that he has a very childish mind, potentially even because of sexual abuse in the past."

"He’s VERY intrigued on furthering his sexual education. Kinda like how when most of us had to watch “the movie” growing up before graduating elementary school. It was funny, it was new, and just the prospect of talking about it in school was kinda exciting when we were like 11. Back in 2021 Daniel used to add me and a bunch of people from the Larson lore (i.e. Sabbath, Lil Sid, etc) to these group chats where he’d literally be like “Okay so has anyone ever had sex? What did it feel like? Was it warm? What did you think about during it?” Super strange, he’d just fire off questions like that. I definitely have screenshots somewhere in Google photos."[18]

"Are you ok with telling me what it felt like"

Daniel shows a lack of understanding around sex, often wondering and asking if rape feels any good at all. He is very apathetic about consent and to a larger extent, rape. When a troll pretending to be Grace VanderWaal told him that she was being raped, he asked if it felt good and various other questions as to what being raped was like. This was presumably so Daniel could get off to the thought of his favorite celebrity and long-time crush engaging in sexual activity. Perhaps he asked these questions because the troll was pretending to be Grace, but even people who aren't Grace VanderWaal are asked similar questions.

This behavior is most likely explained by his ignorance about the world, which causes him to be quite naïve about how bad rape actually is. To Daniel, it is nothing more than another word for sex.


Main Article: Pedophilia

Pedophilia has always been a touchy subject for Daniel. During the initial leaking of Daniel's Pinterest account, he had at first attempted to deny all claims that he was a pedophile, pretending he hadn't even known what Pinterest was, before backtracking and boldly admitting it to the camera.

Daniel's pedophilia dates as far back to when he was 18, where he had seen 12 year-old Grace VanderWaal on America's Got Talent. Daniel's grandmother Nancy Shimer told Daniel that he would have a chance at dating Grace, which resulted in Daniel's years long obsession with Grace, sexual fantasies about Grace, and stalking[Citation needed]. Even though Grace is now an adult, during the years when Daniel started TikTok she was still underage, and Daniel did not shy away from talking about her in inappropriate ways. When messaging with trolls who pretended to be Grace, Daniel had (and still presumably has) a habit of sending photos of Grace from her childhood which he attempted to sexualize[Citation Needed].

Daniel is well aware of the allegations of pedophilia against him, and has vehemently denied it. To try to salvage his reputation, when he spoke to a person he thought was a minor on Kik, he changed his name to "Bill Carter" in an attempt to evade suspicion and throw people off his scent. Events such as this highlight that Daniel is aware that what he's doing is wrong, although he shows no sign of stopping.

Additionally, on January 16, 2023, Daniel admitted on a livestream that he is indeed a pedophile, admitting so to "be able to put an end to it", which was screen-recorded by Reddit user Competitive-Poem-206 and posted to the subreddit.[19]

Sex Toys

Daniel has made numerous purchases for sex toys, his go-to toy being a fleshlight, or "pocket pussy".

Danny you dirty dog.

On July 30th, 2023, he purchased one of them from a sex shop while speaking to another fake Grace troll.[20] The fleshlight was bought using money that Bob Proctor had supplied to Daniel to buy essentials such as food, water, and clothes, which he never did.

Daniel showing off the fleshlight.

In these messages, Daniel claims that he was getting something for "us", as if the troll was going to feel Daniel using the fleshlight. Using Bob's money, he purchased a fleshlight from a sex shop (which sex shop is unknown), and showed it off to the troll. Daniel lost the bag he kept the fleshlight in.

Daniel showing off his fleshlight on his TikTok account.

On August 15th, 2023, Daniel purchased 4 more fleshlights, 2 of them resembling a man's anus. Daniel claimed to have spent $500 dollars that day. Daniel's reasoning for buying all four instead of just one is unknown. Daniel's obsession with buying expensive things instead of saving his resources while homeless is a mystery. Due to Daniel's homelessness, there is a very strong chance that if he ever gets around to using these toys, they will most likely remain uncleaned and absolutely filthy.

When Daniel was arrested in Boulder, a fleshlight could be seen in bodycam footage of the officer searching his backpack. The fleshlight was not removed by the officer.

Usage of Drugs

While he doesn't often show it, Daniel has used both prescription and more illicit drugs. He has largely abandoned the usage of prescription drugs likely owing to their high cost and his lack of insurance, but he has drank and consumed marijuana (albeit through a hotbox, and not of his own volition) before. There is no evidence (yet, at least) to suggest Daniel has smoked tobacco or done any hard drugs (which can range in nature from psychedelic mushrooms to methamphetamine.)


There is some evidence to suggest at least a few of his meltdowns can be attributed to alcohol usage, with at least a part of the tech destruction spree in July of 2022 having Daniel claim he slammed a device on the concrete.


His alcoholic beverage of choice is beer, with Daniel being known to have stated he was going out for beers at least once.

Gotta have that beer.jpg

Daniel claims alcoholism is part of what ruined his life, stating he was pressured into alcohol (perhaps by past Management) and became addicted. He can be seen drinking it whenever he is more well off than usual and oftentimes when he is at sporting events, see Timeline. It is generally believed that if Daniel was better off, his drinking would likely be far more regular, perhaps to the point of it being a problem.


Daniel has been under the influence of marijuana before, though the only evidence of this comes as a result of being hotboxed by fans. Daniel's reaction in this particular case appears to be excitedly screaming and yelling, perhaps as a result of the specific strain of marijuana being a sativa strain, or at the least a sativa-heavy hybrid strain. It could also be possible that Daniel had a negative experience that caused him to panic, although his excitement generally suggests the former.

Other Issues

Red Robin Poisoning

Main article: Red Robin Poisoning

Daniel admitted himself to the hospital on April 11, 2024 complaining about a "stomach bug" after vomiting a lot, likely from poisoned food from Red Robin. He was discharged a day later, before coming back due to migraines.


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  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/progeria/symptoms-causes/syc-20356038
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/hygiene/fast-facts.html
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/index.html#:~:text=Human%20scabies%20is%20caused%20by,a%20pimple%2Dlike%20skin%20rash.
  5. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/index.html#:~:text=Human%20scabies%20is%20caused%20by,a%20pimple%2Dlike%20skin%20rash.
  6. https://963kklz.com/listicle/las-vegas-ranks-in-dirtiest-cities-in-america-see-whos-number-one/
  7. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/10giimx/larson_got_famous_in_anaheim_109_shares_81/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podiatry
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/10ezoww/danderson_says_his_trench_foot_blisters_are/
  10. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/10ezoww/danderson_says_his_trench_foot_blisters_are/
  11. https://archive.org/details/7128085146779061550
  12. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/10m21eg/his_fucking_foot_ew/
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWMP1Dmz1dc&ab_channel=DanielLarsonCurator
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypodontia
  15. Comment"I know it wasnt asked this time specifically but I've seen people inquiring about it before: Daniel is missing teeth due to a condition called Hypodontia. It is when you fail to develop some/all of your adult teeth. It can be inherited or caused by illnesses in infancy. He did have a full set of teeth baby teeth but when the baby ones fell out, there was no teeth to replace them in a few spots. He also never brushes them and drinks soda exclusively."
  16. https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-self-harm/
  17. https://mypsychiatrist.com/blog/psychiatric-disorders-at-risk-for-self-injury/#:~:text=According%20to%20research%2C%20about%2050,by%20psychosis%2C%20which%20feel%20uncontrollable.
  18. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/11sj45w/comment/jcezmr4/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
  19. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/10dznjh/daniel_admits_to_being_a_pedophile_on_live/
  20. https://www.reddit.com/r/Daniellarson/comments/15ei235/more_texts_daniel_sent_to_grace_he_bought_a/