Builder nearly loses TESTICLE when charity groin wax goes badly wrong

June 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A man who took part in a charity groin wax was rushed to hospital – after it nearly ripped off his TESTICLE.

Builder Joe Cooper, 24, agreed to a ‘back, sack and crack’ to raise money for his local hospital.

But he ended up needing medical treatment himself when a wax strip tore off his flesh and missed his right testicle – by just HALF-AN-INCH.

The freak accident happened after Joe volunteered to take part in the charity fundraiser at the Trees Pub in Birstall, Leics., on June 5.

Luckily doctors managed to ‘glue’ Joe’s skin back to his thigh using antibiotic cream.

The bachelor said he is still in pain and has been taking a strong course of antibiotics to prevent any infections.

He said: ”There were a few of us doing it and two blokes wimped out but I said I’d have it done.

”I lay down and closed my eyes and the next thing I know I’m in horrendous pain and bleeding.

”I ended up at the walk-in centre at the hospital – you can imagine how much everyone was laughing at me.

”They said if any more skin had come off it (the testicle) would have come out.

”I’ve got cream and I’ve been told to use hot, salty water but that stings too much.”

Pub-goers donated cash for a chance to rip a strip of wax off 10 men’s privates. The pub hoped the stunt would help raise £3,000 for the Leicester Royal Infirmary

But all the men backed out and only Joe volunteered for the painful challenge.

His pals watched in horror when a friend yanked a 20cm (8in) long strip of wax off his inner thigh – taking the skin with it.

An onlooker said: ”It was horrible. He was screaming and there was blood everywhere.

”The wax strip came within half-an-inch of ripping his b*ll off. The wax was probably on him for too long.

”It’s a lesson that waxing your bodies should definitely be left to the women.”

Joe, from Leicester, added: ”I’m healing quite well, which is a relief.

”I still feel a bit ropey but I’m okay. They’re still hurting but it’s just one of those things. I was the unfortunate one.

”But I wouldn’t do it again, I wouldn’t put any man through that pain.”

Pub manager Josh Adcock said: ”Joe’s a bit of a clown, he likes to do things like that.

”People were bidding quite a lot to have a rip.

”I was laughing but I did feel quite sorry for him, especially as we had a disco later on and he couldn’t walk.”

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