QUANZHOU , China, June 13 (UPI) -- Excuses, excuses, excuses...
A Chinese man who got his penis stuck in an air-conditioning pipe waited two days before seeking medical attention because he was embarrassed.
Lian Tien told doctors that he slipped and got himself stuck in the pipe while painting in the nude in Quanzhou.
The 61-year-old "did not think people would believe him" and only went to the hospital after he experienced swelling and developed a fever.
"I thought that no-one would believe me and I tried everything I could think of to get the damned thing off once it got stuck," Tien said, according to India Today.
"I cut it from the wall and tried pouring oil and liquid soap down the sides but my manhood was so tightly wedged that nothing dripped down. I went to sleep thinking that if I relaxed it would slide off. But it didn't. It began to get red and inflamed. I was worried that I would get a terrible infection."
Doctors were unable to treat Tien so they called in the fire brigade. It took firefighters four hours remove the pipe from around Tien's genitals.