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Hospital evacuated after an 88-year-old man arrives with a World War I artillery stuck in rectum

Friday, 15/12/2023, 15:34 (GMT+7)

Medical professionals were taken aback when a man arrived at the hospital with a World War One bomb lodged in his rectum.

Doctors were left shocked after an 88-year-old man arrived with a World War I artillery shell stuck in his rectum.

Medical professionals at Hospital Sainte Musse in Toulon, southern France, were left astonished when an 88-year-old Frenchman arrived with a World War One artillery shell lodged in his rectum.

The elderly man, whose name remains unknown, sought help at the hospital to safely remove the 8-inch artillery shell.

Although the original incident took place in 2022, a recent viral Reddit post has reignited interest in this peculiar story.

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The doctor was shocked; even the hospital evacuated after an 88-year-old man arrived with a World War I artillery stuck in his rectum. Image Credits: Twitter / @acommonlawyer

According to the French news organization Var-Matin, his arrival at the hospital initially raised concerns, as officials were worried that the antique explosive might detonate inside him.

However, bomb disposal experts quickly assessed the situation and concluded that there was minimal risk of the shell exploding.

The item was reported to be a collector's item from World War One

It was later revealed that the man had inserted the artillery shell for sexual pleasure.

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The bomb posed very little chance of the shell blowing up inside the man. Image Credit: Pixabay

A spokesperson for Hospital Sainte Musse told the situation: 'An emergency occurred from 9 pm to 11.30 pm on Saturday that required the intervention of bomb disposal personnel, the evacuation of adult and pediatric emergencies, as well as the diversion of incoming emergencies.'

The spokesperson also mentioned their need to take precautions in the face of uncertainty.

The retrieved bomb was identified as a collector's item from World War One that was commonly used by the French military in the early 1900s.

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Hospital Sainte Musse. Image Credits: Getty

In what must have been a painful procedure for the elderly man, doctors successfully removed the shell after making an incision.

Once extracted from the man's rectum, the shell measured 8 inches in length (20 cm) and more than 2 inches in width (5 cm).

According to the hospital spokesperson, the man was recovering well and in good health following the procedure.