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Bassist, Delain's Otto Schimmelpenninck, Ruptures Testicle On Stage, Finishes Set

03/12/2014 15:23 GMT | Updated 03/12/2014 15:59 GMT
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A metal band bassist ruptured a testicle mid-gig and continued to play despite it swelling to the size of a grapefruit.

Otto Schimmelpenninck, bassist for Dutch symphonic metal band Delain, was struck in the groin by a streamer cannon leaving him bleeding and nearly unconscious.

But he nobly continued to play his set for the crowd of music lovers.

Footage from the gig at Birmingham's O2 Academy on 26 November (The cannon fire at 3:29 is purportedly the one that caused the injury)

Schimmelpenninck's scrotum reportedly more than tripled in size, unsurprisingly prompting a trip to A&E.

At the hospital, doctors drained a full pint of blood from his swollen sack.

In a Facebook post, the bass player told his fans: "Although pain was pretty bad right away, I was merely pissed off at myself for not paying attention. During the next song, pain got worse though, and I had the feeling I was bleeding. Pretty soon pain got to the point where I could barely stay conscious anymore, but for some reason I did manage to finish the show and even squeeze out some grunts!”

If you're crossing your legs in faux-pain write now, we can relate.

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