Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment oddball Russian bodybuilder ‘Popeye’ performs a dance routine in his kitchen during COVID-19 isolation.
Kirill Tereshin, 23, dubbed ‘Popeye’ due to his bazooka-like biceps hanging off his otherwise skinny frame, the botched result of injecting his arms with synthol oil, shared the footage on Instagram for his 400,000 followers.
In the footage, Popeye, who is reportedly staying in the town of Balashikha in the western Russian region of Moscow Oblast, is seen dancing to music in the kitchen.
He starts by flexing his beach-ball like biceps before grabbing an ankle and hopping on the spot.
The oddball bodybuilder then waves his botched arms around before showing off some fancy footwork.
Netizen ‘PBeretta’ commented: “That’s who needs to be experimented with a coronavirus vaccine.”
‘KamenIcheIche’ said: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
Last year, doctors warned Tereshin that he may end up with his arms being amputated. The Synthol reportedly caused tissue fibrosis followed by necrosis, seriously affecting his health.
In November 2019, Popeye reportedly went under the knife to have some rotting flesh removed from his botched biceps.
Fortunately for the young Russian, he was able to have much of his rotting muscle and tissue removed.
Following the operation, he told Newsflash that he was feeling much better, adding: “It feels very weird, very unusual. My arm feels lighter. Now I am going through a rehab. Soon we will proceed with the next phase of treatment.”
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