GEORGE TOWN: A man had to suffer excruciating pain for more than 12 hours after he got his penis stuck in a metal ring.
His ordeal was believed to have started about 8pm on Saturday, when he put on the ring in the hope of increasing his sexual endurance.
However, the ring became stuck and could not be removed.
In pain and after all efforts to remove the ring failed, the man, in his 20s, sought medical help at the Penang Hospital at 10am the next day.
The medical staff, unable to remove the ring, had to call in the Fire and Rescue Department for help.
Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Mohd Asrul Naim Abidin said the man had tried to remove the ring at his home with soap, oil and other items but to no avail.
“We received the request for assistance from the medical authorities at 10.50am.
“The ring was successfully removed in about 10 minutes with a pair of pliers,” he told reporters at the hospital today.
It was learnt that the man had been warded at the hospital for treatment and observation.