A prominent doctor is expressing concern over an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT contestant whose act consists entirely of getting kicked where the sun don’t shine.
Regular viewers will remember 25 year-old Horse from this week’s New York auditions. The father of two was kicked, whacked, poked and basically beaten in the groin by everything from his buddy’s feet to a pair of cement blocks.
In an editorial posted on FoxNews.com Wednesday, Dr. Manny Alvarez insists such behavior can have serious consequences — and should not be tried at home.
The testicles are located in a sack called the scrotum. They are outside the body and, therefore, have very little protection. Their main function is to produce testosterone and sperm.
Trauma to the testicles is usually uncommon because most men are very careful in protecting them, especially during sporting events or other physical activities. But a direct hit into the testicular area could lead to many severe medical problems – for instance, you could have partial or complete ripping of the testicles.
This injury could lead to bleeding, infertility, infection, and many times the only way to fix the problem is to surgically remove them. Many people who suffer testicular trauma also complain of bruising, swelling, fever and difficulty urinating.
Another important thing to remember is that testicular trauma can lead to the formation of testicular tumors down the road. For many men, these tumors are asymptomatic and only found after they feel an abnormal solid lump in their scrotum.
So let me challenge Mr. Stern and his fellow judges. Since you did not give this act an “X” during the initial trial, I would hope that if these men come to Las Vegas with a similar act, you “X” them immediately because this act certainly has no talent, but a lot of pain.