In Gloucester, England, a hospital got quite the surprise when a man showed up with a WWII artillery shell lodged in his rectum.
The hospital immediately called bomb disposal experts to handle the situation. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) arrived at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesdays morning.
The doctors had already removed the item, by the time the bomb squad arrived. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team confirmed that the shell was not live and not a danger to the public.
According to The Sun, the man told the doctors that he “slipped and fell” on the two-inch-wide artillery shell. The man never changed his story, either.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust told Insider, “As with any incident involving munitions, the relevant safety protocols were followed to ensure that there was no risk to patients, staff, or visitors at any time.”
Metro reported that when doctors have to remove objects from a patient’s rectum, it cost the National Health Service (NHS) around ($450,000) a year.