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‘Brazilian Hulk’ Bodybuilder Famous For Injecting His Muscles With Oil Has Died

He passed away on his 55th birthday last week.

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A bodybuilder from Brazil who was famous for injecting an oil solution into his muscles passed away last week on his 55th birthday—July 26, 2022.

Valdir Segato, also known as the “Brazilian Hulk” and “The Monster,” said the huge muscular appearance of the Incredible Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger had a major impact on him when he was younger, and it became obvious that he should try to emulate their look any way he could.

He was reportedly given the nickname “skinny dog” and wanted to shed it, so that may help to explain why he went above and beyond to leave that image behind.

When Valdir first started going to the gym, he immediately realized that eating well and lifting weights would not be enough to get him the results he was looking for.

He needed something more.

Therefore, when somebody at his gym offered him synthol, he accepted and started taking it.

That’s when Segato discovered he could get the superhuman look he was going for by injecting his muscles with a wild solution made of oil, painkillers and alcohol.

Valdir had an addictive personality, which means it didn’t take him very long to become hooked on the substance and how it altered the way he looked.

He said that he became the target of people’s harsh criticism on social media; however, he didn’t care about the criticism because he loved the way he looked.

Segato was first warned by doctors in 2016 that this bizarre method for appearing so large and muscular could have major negative effects on his health, including nerve and muscle damage, disfigurement plus many other nasty consequences.

Experts also believed the synthol injections were increasing Segato’s risk of stroke, infections, abscesses and even amputation.

The Brazilian Hulk didn’t seem to believe them.

Then one day, according to local media, it happened.

The 55-year-old, who had 1.6 million followers on Tik Tok, came to his neighbor asking for help because he was having so much trouble breathing. This was not normal for Segato as he hardly spoke, received no visitors and claimed he had no family.

 It was around 6am, more or less. He came crawling through the back house and came to the front,” Moisés da Conceição da Silva said.

“Then he knocked on my mother’s window, knocked, knocked, then she woke up and he ‘help me, help me because I’m dying’.”

The Brazilian Hulk was then rushed to North Emergency Care Unit for emergency treatment.

“They put him in the car and then the neighbour went to the UPA. He arrived at the UPA, he fell at the reception, having a heart attack. I think he had a heart attack,” Silva recalled.

Segato died later that day.

According to Silva, however, this wasn’t the first time Segato had gotten sick and needed to be helped. In the incident before the one that killed him, which happened approximately four months ago, he had been rushed to the hospital.

The symptoms were always similar: trouble speaking, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

Silva’s brother, Antônio Jadson da Conceição, told Globo:

“You can’t help but be shaken. He was a very isolated person, more in his own way, a super good person, he didn’t hurt anyone. The only harm he did was to himself, using those things on his body, applying that oil, synthol, in the body, which ended up harming.”

Synthol, the substance which creates the impression that one’s muscles are growing, has no application in medicine and, if injected into the body, can lead to a variety of serious health complications or even cause one’s death.

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