Butt Bomb - the Sequel
Toulon, France No, your eyes are not deceiving you, there has been another report of a man being admitted to the hospital for a war relic lodged in his rectum. It seemed certain that our last report of such a strange incident would be an anomaly, but a French hospital was partially evacuated after an elderly man arrived with a WWI artillery shell in his "bottom."
The 88-year-old patient came into the Hospital Sainte Musse in Toulon to have the explosive removed, sparking a "bomb scare." In a statement a hospital spokesperson said, "An emergency occurred from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday evening that required the intervention of bomb disposal personnel, the evacuation of adult and pediatric emergencies as well as the diversion of incoming emergencies."
"We had to manage the risk in a reactive framework," the spokesperson said, "When in doubt, we took all the precautions."Bomb disposal responded to the scene and determined there was little possibility the shell would explode inside the man. "They reassured us by telling us that it was a collector's item from the First World War, used by the French military," the hospital stated.
Doctors then proceeded to remove the munition which measured 8 inches long and more than 2 inches wide. "An apple, a mango or even a can of shaving foam, we are used to finding unusual objects inserted where they shouldn't be," one of the doctors said, "but a shell? Never!"
They were eventually forced to take the man into surgery and cut open his abdomen to remove the relic. According to the hospital, he is now in "good health" and expected to make a full recovery.