WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT
Viewers were 'shocked' last night (Tuesday 3 May) after tuning in to Channel 4 to watch The Man With a Penis on His Arm, which was a documentary about precisely that – well, technically it was about three men who'd had penises grown on their arms, but the main man in question was Malcolm McDonald, who spent six years with his attached to his forearm before finally having it transferred to its rightful place.
McDonald's penis fell off after he got an abscess on his bottom and popped it, in turn getting blood poisoning, before his penis went black and 'fell off'.
Doctors were able to craft him a new six-inch penis that was supposed to be grafted on back in 2015, but tests revealed that MacDonald had a lack of oxygen in his blood so the newly-made member had to be attached to his arm instead.
Due to various delays, and then the coronavirus pandemic, MacDonald had a lengthy wait before going under the knife for a nine-hour operation to put the penis where it belongs.
Speaking in the new documentary, MacDonald said: "It was a nine-hour op. The first thing I did was look down and I was like, 'Oh my days. They got it this time'.
"I feel like a real man again."
The new penis was created by Professor David Ralph at London's University College Hospital, using flesh from MacDonald’s arm.
Professor Ralph says that over time MacDonald will be able to use it for sex, thanks to the addition of a small pump in the scrotum that fills it with a saline solution.
Macdonald said: "This could be a turning point in my life.
"My luck in life hasn’t been too good so far, but it can only go bad for so long, can’t it?
"Can you imagine six years of your life with a penis swinging on your arm? It’s been a nightmare, but it’s gone now — the little bugger."
Needless to say, many people watching the film at home said they had their 'mind blown' by the baffling – and at times graphic – scenes, with some saying they were in sheer 'disbelief'.
One person tweeted: "I’m sorry but is anyone watching The Man with a Penis on his Arm because what the f**king f**k."
Someone else asked: "Anyone watching Channel 4 about the man with a penis on his arm? F**king hell I've seen some strange things but this is out there. Due to blood infection his k**b dropped off and had it stitched to his arm, I kid you not."
Good old channel 4 ..... the man with a penis on his arm... wtaf, his one fell off in his hand so they're growing one on his arm 😳 😬— Jackie (@Jackie15188029) May 3, 2022
“The Man with a Penis on his Arm!” - and he’s keeping his darts under it! 😳— Huw Zappretti Boyden (@_Nibb_) May 3, 2022
Please someone tell me they are watching channel 4 right now 😂😂— Bella Rose (@BellaRoe89) May 3, 2022
A friend text me insisting I put it on.
I have no words.
“The man with a penis on his arm”
The man with a penis on his arm.— Shaunna Creane (@ItsMeShaunna) May 3, 2022
Another said: "Went out with my girlfriends, ate a lot of pizza, drank a lot of wine & chatted a lot of nonsense. But I've now come home to a documentary about a man with a penis on his arm on Channel 4 & I feel like I'm in some kind of parallel universe."
Someone else added: "Who else is watching this programme about the man with a penis on his arm. I am literally speechless."
In the documentary, MacDonald also agreed that the wonders of modern medicine are truly 'mind-blowing', branding the medics who helped him as 'miracle workers'.
Prior to his surgery, he said: "As far as I was concerned, they were miracle workers and I was up for anything that could give me my willy back.
"For me I was never worried about sex, because I already had two children. It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo."
He added: "Of course it is mad – having a penis on your arm. That they can make me a new penis at all is incredible – but that they can build it on my arm is mind-blowing.
"It looks like something out of a weird sci-fi comic. But it's my chance at a normal life. It's been the first step towards being able to go to the toilet and even being intimate with someone."
Featured Image Credit: Channel 4