Man Dubbed 'Popeye' After Injecting Oil Into His Biceps Reveals He Is 'Seriously Ill'
Remember Kiril Tereshin; the Russian body-builder who hit headlines after giving himself unfathomably massive biceps by injecting oil into himself?
Twenty-one-year-old Kiril was dubbed 'Popeye' after images of him appeared on social media, however, he's now posted to tell his followers that he is seriously ill as a result of repeatedly injecting himself with a home made concoction called 'synthol' oil.
In a recent post, Kiril has said: "That is it, forget about me. I was lying for two days in my bed. I was barely able to stand up after I started 'working' on my shoulders."
He then followed this with a second post, writing: "My arm got swollen up two times and it was serious blow to my system. I am in pain, my mother is crying. I do not know what to do. All that is left to me is to rely on God. I will lie on my bed and pray to God."
Kiril was first in the news after he shared images of his bizarrely pumped up biceps, which he said he was injecting with an oil, made up of lidocaine, alcohol, and olive oil.
It probably comes as absolutely no surprise, that doctors don't recommend Kiril's method of 'body building'.
Speaking late last year, Professor Evgene Lilin told the Mail: "He very likely faces amputation in the future. One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he (will be at risk of) a stroke.
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"The bad thing is that already-injected synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now."
A second doctor told the news outlet: "Inside the arms of this man there are already pathologically changed tissues that look like jelly with insertions. They are aseptic or inflammatory so far but these are abscesses.
"They consist either of oil or blood from the damaged vessels. They can't be removed."
Kiril set out body building naturally, before stumbling upon the idea of injecting oil into himself. His biceps are now reported to measure 60-centimetres (24-inches) around.
The world-record wannabe, also recently took part in a photoshoot which saw him dressed up with a wig and a full face of make-up. Trolls were quick to rip into Kiril, with one particularly nasty keyboard-warrior asking: "Why did your mother even give birth to you?"
Kiril was undeterred though, in a post shortly after the shoot, he wrote: "I will double the size of my arms, get D-cup boobs, and as soon as I am done with the upper body, I will go to a plastic surgeon to change my face."
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