Dedicated Scots filmmaker produces new vine hours after major surgery

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A BRAVE Scots filmmaker made a hit video from his hospital bed – just hours after having 17 cancerous tumours removed from his lung.

Ryan McHenry, whose work is up for a top US social media award, got friends to bring his computer equipment to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow.

And within a few hours of coming out of surgery he posted a video which was “re-Vined” by TV host and comic Ellen Degeneres, the host of this year’s Oscars.

Thumbs up, hours after op
Thumbs up, hours after op

 

Ryan, a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, was diagnosed last summer with bone cancer which had spread to his lungs.

The courageous 26-year-old has also posted a Vine – a short online video clip – of him shaving off his hair, as well as “chemo selfies”.

Ryan has won an avid following for his Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal videos, in which he cleverly mixes film footage with a spoonful of cereal to make it look like the Holywood star  is refusing breakfast.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Ryan said:  “I had 17 small tumours removed from one of my lungs. I’m feeling fine though.

Ryan had to have 17 cancerous tumours removed from his lung
Ryan had to have 17 cancerous tumours removed from his lung

 

“I have had a lot of ideas while I have been in hospital and I thought I would have to wait until I got home, but I got my friend to bring in the equipment.”

Ryan then made a hilarious clip in which Leonardo Di Caprio appears to fall over after being offered cereal.

He said: “My friends had to hold the spoon this time too because of the scar from my lung operation.

“I used the Oscar-nominated Wolf Of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the song is Oscar nominated Let it Go from the film Frozen.

“I have kept making the Vines while I’ve been getting treatment and I do have some more to post.”

Ryan's original 'vine' which went viral last year
Ryan’s original ‘vine’ which went viral last year

 

He added: “Ellen Degeneres is having an Oscar related vine competition now, and the best one is going to be on her show. I don’t know if mine will make it but she did re-Vine it, so that is something.”

Another Vine Ryan posted almost immediately after having the 17 tumours from his lung shows him smiling and giving followers a thumbs up.

It was liked more than 59,000 times and re-Vined 27,000 times.

Now his new vine features Leonardo Di Caprio refuses to eat his cereal
Now his new vine features Leonardo Di Caprio refuses to eat his cereal

Throughout his time in hospital Ryan has shared pictures of himself undergoing treatment such as his “first chemo selfie”.

Facing the loss of his hair as a result of chemotherapy, he filmed another video in which he shaved it all off.

Ryan is currently in the running to win a Shorty award, which recognises the best in social media and is judged by stars including Jamie Oliver and Stephen Fry.

He said: “I have a few more Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal vines planned, although I need to get out of hospital to get them made.

“My upcoming plans are sadly another lung operation and more chemotherapy, but I’m feeling very confident about it.”

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