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Metal Bass Player Ruptures Testicle During Show, Plays Through Pain (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Bass player Otto Schimmelpenninck recently suffered a ruptured testicle while on stage with his band, Delain.

The symphonic metal group was playing a gig at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 26 when the bizarre incident happened.

Schimmelpenninck was injured when a confetti cannon went off during the band's tune, “The Gathering” (video below).

The confetti cannon is a normal part of the show, but Schimmelpenninck was accidentally hit in the groin, noted ConsequenceOfSound.net.

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Amazingly, Schimmelpenninck finished the concert even though he was bleeding and his testicle was swelling up.

Schimmelpenninck described the incident on the band's Facebook page:

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!

After the show the damage was more obvious: my scrotum was the size of a big grapefruit and I was in a lot (yeah, really a lot) of pain. I was taken to the nearest hospital where after hours and hours of waiting, I was finally operated around 8:30 in the morning. It appeared here my left testicle had been ruptured as well as some arteries. More than 500 ml of blood was removed from my scrotum and my testicle stitched up. I stayed in hospital for the rest of day and night, and was discharged on Friday afternoon.

Sources: Facebook, ConsequenceOfSound.net