Kfs according to rare diseases org actually seems quite rare the 90 day fiance star big ed suffers from a condition that appears to occur randomly for unknown reasons sporadically it can cause many complications and happens to give an appearance of no neck when the bones in the top of the spine fuse together. While it would generally be a negative getting arrested his mugshot was a blessing in disguise despite getting viciously roasted by the entire internet mcdowell who has a huge neck has made his curse into a gift.
Here are the details on the condition behind ed s short neck.
Medical condition no neck ed meme. And it was all because of his neck. As it turns out the reality star has a rare medical condition. Klippel feil syndrome kfs occurs when two or more vertebrae in your neck cervical spine are abnormally fused together.
90 day fiancé star big ed real name ed brown is arguably the most talked about star of season 4. Three major features result from this vertebral fusion. The escambia county sheriff s office in florida on nov.
A 90 day fiance follower sent big ed a letter that said he d been teased all his life because he s got a short neck and small stature. The season 4 premiere of 90 day fiancé. On november 14 the 31 year old appeared on the escambia county sheriff s office facebook page with reports that he had been arrested for fleeing from police and for the possession and intent to sell meth and cocaine and the possession of marijuana and drug equipment.
He said big ed has kfs i ve had it all my life but i refuse to let that define who i am. Plenty of fans are talking about the 54 year old s relationship with his 23 year old filipino girlfriend rosemarie but they re also commenting on ed s unique medical condition which affects the. An alleged drug dealer s mugshot went viral last week due to the size of his neck prompting a number of jokes.
Then he said the fan told him he d been diagnosed with klippel feil syndrome and asked if ed also has that genetic condition. 13 posted the mugshot. A short neck the resulting appearance of a low hairline at the back of the head and a limited range of motion in the neck.
Kfs produces 3 hallmark features. Big ed was introduced on season 4 of 90 day fiance. Klippel feil syndrome is a bone disorder characterized by the abnormal joining fusion of two or more spinal bones in the neck cervical vertebrae the vertebral fusion is present from birth.
In the space of two weeks charles dion mcdowell s mugshot has gone viral twice. Before the 90 days brought a whole new cast of characters to the tlc franchise including ed brown who goes by big ed on the popular spin off. A mere two weeks ago charles dion mcdowell had his life changed forever when he was arrested on several drug charges.
Before the 90 days and instantly viewers knew he was different. Kfs is a congenital disorder which means you are born with it kfs goes by several other names including cervical vertebral fusion syndrome congenital dystrophia brevicollis and klippel feil deformity.