The gruesome growth on grandad John Macdonald’s belly came after he knocked the can into the Brisbane River in Queensland, Australia, in March 2012.And the massive bulge was followed by a spell of violent illness just a few hours later, which saw him having to undergo a series of operations.
Mr Macdonald, 60, has still not yet been fully cured of the hernia-like blob of flesh that sat on his belly, despite four ops and several courses of antibiotics.
“If there’s a bloody good doc out there that can help, then give me a holler”
Mystery surrounds the cause of the sci-fi-like growth, and the fisherman is still looking for answers.
He said: “I want to tell my story to the world in the hope that someone somewhere might answer my prayers and finally get me well.
“I’m a good bloke and I want to be around for my kids and my little grandchild so if there’s a bloody good doc out there that can help, then give me a holler.”
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