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Pub waxing event nearly takes testicle

BIRSTALL, England, June 17 (UPI) -- Doctors said a man who let friends give him a "male Brazilian" waxing in a pub nearly lost a testicle when six of his seven layers of skin were removed.

Joe Cooper, 24, said he and 10 of his friends were waxing themselves at The Trees pub in Birstall, England, as a fundraiser for a local hospital and he was the only one brave enough to go beyond the chest and wax his groin, The Sun reported Thursday.

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"One of the peelers just got too enthusiastic and he was pretty apologetic afterwards," Cooper said. "I ended up at the hospital. You can imagine how much everyone was laughing at me. It was ironic. I was meant to be helping them -- and they ended up helping me. They told me if any more skin had come off, that would have been it. I was very lucky really."

Despite the injury, Cooper said he and his friends earned $4,443 for the Leicester Royal Infirmary children's ward.

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