A man in Ghana accidentally chopped off his own penis and scrotum in his sleep while dreaming that he was slicing meat for a family meal.
He woke up in shock from the pain and frantically rang his neighbors for help.
The freak accident occurred on August 12 and severely injured Kofi Atta, a farmer from Assin Fosum in south Ghana.
The 47-year-old man explained that he took a “small nap” in the afternoon and that his dream, which involved the butchery of a goat, felt incredibly real.
He was startled by the extreme pain coming from his genitals upon waking up.
“I dey sit inside chair wey I doze off, so as I dey sleep I dream say I dey cut meat wey dey in front of me,” Atta told the BBC four days after it happened.
Atta was soon rushed to the hospital by his wife for emergency treatment.
He has since indicated that he will likely require surgery, for which he will need to collect donations.
His wounds are serious, but thankfully the man’s removal of his own penis and scrotum is not expected to be fatal.
“Right now I dey hospital for here, all dem dey give me be fluids den some injections but I dey need surgery,” Atta said.
“I no get money to fuel ambulance wey go carry me go Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for surgery.”
Atta said he has no idea how he ended up sleeping with a knife in his hand that day.
“I dey sit inside chair wey I doze off, so as I dey sleep I dream say I dey cut meat wey dey in front of me,” he added.
“I no remember how I carry de knife, even me I dey confused.”
After noticing the excruciating pain in his genital region when he attempted to rise from the chair, he screamed for help from people he knew in his neighborhood.
When he finally put the pieces together of what he’d been dreaming about, he realized what he’d accidentally done to himself.
His wife, Adwoa Konadu, had been away at the time of the incident.
When she returned home, she was confronted with the unimaginable sight of her husband bleeding while holding his penis.
She reportedly received a “distressed call from a neighbor,” explaining that her husband was “bleeding profusely as he has cut off his manhood with a sharp knife,” according to GHOne TV.
Konadu raced back home as fast as she could and found him “sitting on a chamber pot full of blood, with his penis in his hand.”
She promptly got “diapers to support her husband from losing his manhood” and then took him straight to the nearest hospital for medical assistance.
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