Rossi Sleeping in Shipping Container after Hernia Surgery

Andrea Rossi revealed today that he has had surgery to repair a hernia that has been brought on by “physical stress”. He said he had a bed brought into the container where he is monitoring the E-Cat plant. I asked him if he was sleeping on the site now (or if the bed is just to lie down on at work)

Andrea Rossi
July 20th, 2015 at 2:59 PM
Frank Acland:
Yes until the pain is over and I can move.
Just a couple of dsys the surgeon said, not a big issue.
For me would be far more painful stay away from my plant.
Warm Regards
A. R.

This really doesn’t surprise me a bit, knowing a bit about Rossi’s devotion to his work. I wonder if the physical stress is brought on by his daily exercise routine which he says is either cycling or running. I doubt he’s doing too much physical exertion in the plant — unless he is doing a lot of mechanical work there.

I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

UPDATE: New comment on the situation: “Anyway my team brings me on the stretcher bed the plant where I have to see and listed her, so I can work even if I can’t move the abdomen.”

  • Surveilz

    This story reminds me of a Nikola Tesla quote on Edison:

    “If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.”

    Although in this case it in no way disparages Mr. Rossi because currently, no one understands LENR. The World is blessed to a have wokaholic having figured out how to surf on LENR’s gigantic waves and safely make it to shore by leeching their momentum.

    • Omega Z

      Given the knowledge available in that time, Edison using due “diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search.” was not unreasonable. Material science was primitive.

      With what has been learned in just the last 10 years, I would say Material science is still primitive. It should be pointed out that the unexpected is still where most important discoveries come from. They lead to totally new paths of thinking. Things that may never occur to us otherwise. And if it never occurs to us, no one would even consider applying a theory of it. In fact, without experiment, Theory is just an opinion.

      What may one discover going straw by straw. Until you do it, you don’t know. Possibly something amazing,

      • Surveilz

        I agree and where Tesla likely meant to diminish Edison’s work, I for one am awe inspired by Mr. Rossi’s determination. The man may not fully comprehend LENR, but his genius lies in the fact he has undoubtedly figured out LENR ‘timing’. He operates his reactors like an internal combustion engine knowing how and when to start a reaction and more importantly, when to stop stimulating it before it destroys his equipment. No one else can boast of having taken LENR this far.

        • Omega Z

          Note, Edison did things I don’t care for. I would probably like Tesla better as a person. However, this opinion is based on what I’ve read ????

          Also we need to consider they were competitors. Surly no one would take a cheap shot, Right. Regardless, I respect the work they did.
          As to the individuals, I was not there & can’t really judge.

          What I know of Rossi, I like, but regardless I would respect his work. I also give him much credit for today’s awareness of the work in LENR.

  • In Mr Rossi’s reply to the Physician.
    He said:- “That she was sooo good.”
    I think that this remark has said a lot.

  • Fibber McGourlick

    Where is this plant? It must be close to his residence.

    • Omega Z

      No. It;s close to his hotel room.

  • Rossi has always been hardcore (he held the Junior World Record for the 24-hr. run in 1969, and won the Italian road running championship in 1970).

  • Bob Greenyer

    Wishing him a speedy recovery.

    That 1MW exercise bike/generator is punishing to power on a daily basis 😉

  • bachcole

    It is smart to keep working (as long as it isn’t physically strenuous.) Enthusiastic and creative focus is good for one’s health. And to be horizontal while doing so, that is the most excellent short term solution for his need to heal.

  • Stephen

    Andrea Rossi is certainly a remarkable man. A true fighter for his new technology. What do we expect from a man who tames dragons and wild cats and is able to persevere in all kinds of adversity.

    But Andrea please take it easy and give your self time to recover, I believe you have one of the best teams in the world working with you on LENR. I’m sure they will take good care too.

    I love the image of your team helping you on the stretcher to take care of your E-cat though 🙂

    All the best for a speedy recovery.

  • friendlyprogrammer

    Fun news. Since Rossi was a World Record Holding distance runner for a year or so during his youth, I’m guessing he has had a healthy start on life which I hope carries on to his health today.

    Best wishes to him. Still hoping, but if his version of LENR does not make the cut, it was not for lack of efforts on his part.

  • C

    May Rossi have speedy recovery!


  • R101

    Great well soon Andrea

  • Andy Kumar

    What a guy! I think it is time for Rossi to pass the baton to the next generation. He can afford to sit on his laurels, sipping Margaritas as he watches the sun go down on the fossil fuel era.

    • GreenWin

      Are skeptics SO afraid of this skinny Italian, they wish him retired? He must be doing something very good. 🙂

      • Alain Samoun

        Well, I’m not against having a Margarita, or two, in these conditions…

        • GreenWin

          Alain, I shall not disagree. And Andy’s image of a fossil fuel sundown is unpredictably poetic. Lovely.