A bomb squad was called to a British Hospital after a patient was admitted with a WWII anti-tank mortar shell stuck in his rectum, The Sun reported Friday.
According to the report, army explosives experts were scrambled after police notified them “that a patient had presented with a explosive foreign object in his bottom” and medics feared the munition round could be about to explode.
The man, who is a military enthusiast, told doctors he found the shell while clearing out, but somehow “tripped” and fell onto the 57mm piece of army ordnance that landed him in hospital, according to The Sun.
“The guy said he found the shell when he was having a clear out of his stuff. He put it on the floor then he slipped and fell on it — and it went up his a***,” a source told The Sun.
These rounds measure at 57mm in diameter and an eye-watering 170mm in length and were used by the Royal Artillery in the Second World War as anti-tank rounds, the report says.
A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We can confirm that the police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Thursday (December 2).