Brendan Fevola Talks About His Extreme Video Game Addiction And Reveals The Shocking Hours He’s Played Call of Duty
Footy player and radio host Brendan Fevola was confronted live on air on Thursday with his video game addiction.
The father of four, 41, was told by his Fox FM co-host Fifi Box, he had spent over 115 days playing the first-person shooter Call of Duty in the past 12 months.
After tracking his PlayStation activity, Fifi revealed that he had played 2,772 hours – or an average of seven hours and 36 minutes per day – since November 2021.
Footy player and radio host Brendan Fevola (pictured with his partner Alex) was confronted live with his video game addiction on Thursday.
‘In days, that’s 115 days behind your desk with cash on delivery. That’s 3.78 months. That’s a third of the year you’ve played COD,” she explained.
Brendan, official Call of Duty ambassador, replied, “Is this an intervention or a celebration?”
He then defended himself by saying that playing video games “is like watching people TV, it’s the same.”
The father of four, 41, was told by his Fox FM co-host Fifi Box that he had spent more than 115 days or 2,772 hours playing the first-person shooter Call of Duty in the past 12 months.
His other co-host Nick Cody then pointed out that in addition to playing games, Brendan also watches television.
Brendan’s partner Alex later texted the show to say, “That’s so gross… literally every minute you have you’re in that game.
“Add 5,000 bottles of wine to that, too.”
Brendan’s partner Alex later texted the radio show to say, ‘That’s so gross… literally every minute you have you’re in that game’
His problem seems to have worsened over the past 18 months.
In April 2021, Brendan was presented with “very disturbing statistics” showing that he had spent 557 hours on the war game between October 2020 and April 2021.
“Can I put this in perspective because a lot of your life is going to COD right now, a lot of precious time,” Fifi said at the time.
“You dedicate a large part of your life – and this is not a dress rehearsal, you get one shot at life and you spend a large part of it playing a video game.
“A percentage point of the games you win, so with 0.1 percent of all that time and energy you’re actually doing something good. Some life choices you might want to think about.”
Brendan became addicted to the game after watching his brother play it.
‘The first days I didn’t know what I was doing. I ran around being shot and had no idea what was going on,” he said earlier.
Brendan, who played 204 games for the Carlton Blues and Brisbane Lions before retiring in 2010, has a history of addiction. (He is pictured with Alex in November 2007)
Brendan, who played 204 games for the Carlton Blues and Brisbane Lions before retiring in 2010, has a history of addiction.
He infamously sold his Coleman Medal to feed his spiraling gambling addiction.
His problem put a strain on his relationship with Alex, but he is now in a better place after being ‘rescued’ by ex-Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss.
- National AOD Hotline: 1800 250 015
- Counseling online: counselingonline.org.au
- Family Drug Support: 1300 368 186
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Gambling Helpline: 1800 858 858