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Doctors Warn 'Popeye' He Faces Death Unless He Removes Lumps Of Jelly From Biceps

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Doctors Warn 'Popeye' He Faces Death Unless He Removes Lumps Of Jelly From Biceps

The Russian man dubbed 'Popeye' due to his artificially pumped up biceps has been warned he could die if he doesn't remove the lump of hardened petroleum jelly from his arms. You can see his cartoonish 'muscles' here:


Kirill Tereshin, 25, started injecting his arms several years ago to give himself a super pumped up look, but he's now at risk of losing his arms or even dying if he doesn't get the substance removed.

Tereshin, from Moscow, has already had an operation to remove some of the petroleum jelly from his triceps and is now facing another surgery to sort out his biceps.


Surgeon Dmitry Melnikov warned him bluntly: "The risk of complications in this case is very high.

"But inaction will not help the patient.

"A toxic substance in the body long term can complicate the kidneys and lead to death."

His upcoming operation will take the hardened petroleum jelly out of his left arm.

Credit: East2West
Credit: East2West

In a video Tereshin shared on social media he can be seen undergoing a CT scan so medics can see what's lurking inside his arms.

In the clip he explained: "Soon I will have a very complicated, hard third surgery. I don't know how it'll end up."

He went on to admit that he made a mistake when he chose to inject his biceps, confessing: "I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity.


"I did not think about the consequences."

Tereshin has previously said he feels 'guilty' that he's in the situation and that he's 'lucky' to have found surgeons willing to help out.

"I am very lucky that there are doctors who took me on," he said.

Kirill Tereshin before he started injecting his biceps. Credit: East2West
Kirill Tereshin before he started injecting his biceps. Credit: East2West

"God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm.

"I really worry about this. I am very afraid....

"I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I'm guilty."

Speaking after carrying out Kirill's first surgery, Melnikov said: "Petroleum jelly saturates the muscles, under skin tissues and the skin itself.


"All that has to be removed, but we need to keep the vein, nerves and other functions of the limb."

He added: "Petroleum jelly is not designed for injection, only external application.

"Kirill injected about three litres into each arm. It saturated the muscle tissues, blocked blood flow.

"As a result the tissue dies and gets replaced with a scar which is as tough as a tree, you can even knock on it and hear the usual sound. We have removed all this.

"He had high fever, strong pain, and weakness."

Featured Image Credit: East2West

Topics: Weird, Russia

Claire Reid
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