Strongman Eddie Hall 'Nearly Bled To Death' After Weights Landed On His Penis
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It's Sunday afternoon, you're probably just about getting over your hangover from last night, deciding what takeaway you're going to have later on, so how about a bit of light reading?
Recalling the gruesome incident during an interview with the Mirror, the 31-year-old former World's Strongest Man said: "I piled a load of heavy weights on a leg-press machine and then heard a loud thud. It had come crashing down and the weights had landed on my penis. I nearly bled to death."
Rather casually, he went on: "It was bad. The worst ever. I didn't cry for help though. I just lifted them off, drove myself to hospital and got stitched up. I was back training soon enough." What an animal.
Eddie - who once broke the world record by lifting 500kg (79 stone) before passing out - also spoke about his beastly frame causing him issues.
He went on: "I've broken a few sofas in my time. I plonk myself down on my friends' sofas and often they split straight down the middle. I have a custom-made, heavy-duty bed at home, but I've broken my fair share of hotel beds, too.
"It has to be first class on trains, business class on planes - I don't fit in an economy seat. I drive the largest car I could get in the UK, a Ford Ranger pick-up. Even that's a squeeze."
At 6ft 3in and weighing 28 stone, maintaining his physique is a full-time job, the Mirror reports. In fact, his eating routine begins immediately.
He explained: "On average I eat 8,000 calories a day," sounds like the dream.
He went into more detail and said: "I have two breakfasts. A full English at first - four slices of bacon, four sausages, black pudding, eggs, fried bread, beans, the works." This could keep us going until our evening meal.
But Eddie is only just getting going: "Then a second breakfast of porridge and about five portions of fruit. I snack all day on cashew nuts and beef jerky and lunch will be steak or chicken with rice, pasta and veggies and half a family-sized cheesecake for pudding.
"Then I have a steak and rice meal then the evenings get hefty. Spaghetti bolognese or a curry and the other half of that cheesecake to polish it off."