A young Australian man is fighting for life after cutting off his penis and putting it in a drawer.
Police officers hastened to an address in Wollongong, south of Sydney, on Wednesday afternoon after an emergency call and found the 25-year-old man bleeding heavily.
The man had cut off his penis at the base with a multi-tool and placed it in a drawer, sources told The Daily Telegraph.
Police took the man and his severed body part to Wollongong Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Officers who arrived first on the scene have been offered counselling.
A NSW Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia it doesn’t comment on self-harm incidents. The self-amputation comes just weeks after it emerged a Thai man cut off his own penis with a pair of scissors during a frightening cannabis-induced psychotic episode.
The life-changing injury occurred after the unidentified 23-year-old smoked 2g of marijuana – the equivalent of six joints – in two bong rips.
Two hours after smoking the drug for the first time in months, he began to have a painful erection unrelated to any sexual stimulation, which can be a side-effect of smoking cannabis.