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Strongman Eddie Hall 'Nearly Bled To Death' After Weights Landed On His Penis

Strongman Eddie Hall 'Nearly Bled To Death' After Weights Landed On His Penis

Eddie Hall once dropped a load of weights on to his penis and nearly bled to death.

Recalling the gruesome incident during an interview with the Mirror, the 32-year-old former World's Strongest Man said:

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"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."

Eddie, who once broke the world record by lifting 500kg (79 stone) before passing out, also spoke about his beastly frame causing him issues.

"I've broken a few sofas in my time." he said. "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.

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"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."

Eddie Hall hosts Beasted, a show that will push eight participants to the limit as they look to get in shape.

Topics: Eddie Hall, Boxing, Strongman

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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