After vacationing in Tunsia, David Worsley returned to the UK. He soon discovered that he had contracted African Salmonella in his junk. As a result, his testicles swelled ten times its normal size and eventually exploded “like a volcano.”
I guess African Salmonella is no joke. Combining words like ‘burst’ & ‘testicle’ will truly make any man cringe. Below are a few memorable quotes from Mr. Worsley regarding the incident.
“After the holiday, my testicle had swollen to the size of a grapefruit and it was so heavy it was like it was made of glass.”
“The doctor said I was highly contagious and that I wasn’t allowed to sleep with my wife. I was walking around holding them all the time, it was so heavy.”
“It literally went bang. When the doctor saw it later she said that it was like a volcano exploding. But it was such a relief because the pain had been so bad.” (source)
I find a few things odd about this story. First, Worsley spent ten days in the hospital when he got home. The burst didn’t occur until after he was discharged. Why couldn’t the hospital do anything about this!? I would be like, “no, fuck you! I need to literally carry my testicle! You need to do something about this now! I am not walking out of this hospital!” Seriously, what were his doctors doing for ten days? Were they posing for photos with it for Instagram?
Second, Worsley plans to take legal action against the tour operator. I’m not sure why. Don’t you think you’re pointing the finger at the wrong group of people buddy? When he started to feel sick on the trip, he claims a rep said he just had sunstroke. While this obviously turned out to be bullshit, reps aren’t doctors. Plus, his early symptoms of high temperature and vomiting do sound like sunstroke to me. The testicles didn’t start to swell until after he got home. Why the hell would they suspect he has something as rare as African Salmonella?
I would be blaming the hospital, not the tour company. If I spent 10 days in the hospital with a grapefruit sized testicle and the end result is me going home and having it burst while I take a bath, you better believe I’m going to try and hit you with a lawsuit. That’s some serious psychological and physical pain.
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