A group of male strippers have been forced to insure their manhoods for millions – to protect them from overzealous women.
The Dreamboys have acted after one of their star’s tackle was so badly bruised by a grabbing fan he couldn’t work for two weeks.
Zane Hopkins, 28, was taking part in an arena show in May last year when a member of the crowd broke through security guards and grabbed his penis.
Since the attack the troupe have added their prized assets to their public liability insurance – making their bodies worth a collective £96 million.
Manager David Richards, 32, used to fork out £3,000 a year in premiums for the insurance with Royal & Sun Alliance.
But with the new cover the premiums have risen to an annual total of £8,000 – an increase of 160 per cent.
David, a former stripper himself, believes his performers are the first group of strippers in the world to have their genitals insured.
He said: “We have our own Dreamboys security, but they were stopping girls running up to the stage.
“Then this one girl grabbed Zane’s manhood. The security staff didn’t stand a chance against her.
“You just heard a scream and the guy came off stage and he couldn’t breath. It wasn’t just a grope – she grabbed it hard.
“He was out of action for the rest of the show and two weeks after that. His manhood was badly bruised.
“We have normal insurance for the boys as they do back flips and things on stage and there have been broken Achilles heels before.
“But I had never thought about insuring their willies before.
“I think we are the first strippers in the world to have insurance in the world as far as I know.
“There is obviously a funny side to use needing this insurance, but it is serious too. This is the boys’ full-time careers.
“Some of them are big money earners and they cannot afford to be out of action.
“And they are not only out of action with work, their private lives would also be affected.”