Bungling Bodybuilder Popeye Puts Synthol In Cheeks

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN/@kirilltereshin96

This is the moment Russian bodybuilder ‘Popeye’ has his cheekbones reshaped using synthol oil – just weeks after having rotting tissue removed from the biceps he injected with the same substance.

Kirill Tereshin, 23, dubbed ‘Popeye’ due to his beach ball-like biceps hanging off his otherwise skinny frame, the botched result of injecting his arms with synthol oil, shared the video on Instagram for his 425,000 followers.

Picture Credit: CEN/@kirilltereshin96

He accompanied the video, which appears to have been shot in Moscow, with the message: “I underwent treatment to reshape my cheekbones. The procedure was completely painless and I was very pleased with the results.”

However, online commentators were bemused why Popeye would be concerned with his cheekbones so soon after doctors warned him that he may have to have his arms amputated unless he corrected his botched biceps.

Netizen ‘Svetlanasidorova777’ said: “Why?!”

‘MedvedevOfficia1’ commented: “You are just so stupid.”

Picture Credit: CEN/@kirilltereshin96

The synthol injections reportedly caused tissue fibrosis followed by necrosis, seriously affecting his health, and he reportedly collapsed while taking part in a music video shoot for Russian singer Sultan Uragan.

Fortunately for the young Russian, he was able to have much of his rotting muscle and tissue removed in a recent op.

In a post-surgery interview with Central European News (CEN), Popeye said he was feeling much better after initially losing the use of his arms and worrying that he might not be able to move them again.

In his quest to find a specialist last year, famous Russian WAG Alana Mamaeva made a social media appeal on his behalf.

Mamaeva, who is married to FC Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamayev, dedicates her time to helping victims of botched cosmetic treatments, and she reached out to Popeye after seeing his appeal for help.

She wrote on Instagram: “Let’s help this guy restore his arms. Sadly, many specialists have refused to help him, but I am sure that I can find a surgeon to take on this complicated case.”

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Anastasia Smirnova

I am a senior writer and correspondent with several years experience working as a contributor for various publications.