Wesley Warren Jr. is a bit of a celebrity in Las Vegas and throughout the rest of the country, it seems. Unfortunately he’s a celebrity for reasons that nobody would really wish upon themselves. He has a 100 pound scrotum.
The physical deformity he has is a sort of form of elephantiasis, which is the disease suffered by “The Elephant Man,” Joseph Merrick. It’s an extremely rare condition that causes the thickening of skin and the swelling of tissues — sometimes the bone! In result, moderate to very extreme deformity occurs. Wesley Warren Jr. has been on countless programs to show off the monstrosity between his legs, and complained from the get-go of his news coverage that he couldn’t afford surgery and was suffering.
Now it’s being reported that the man is refusing surgery. Dr. Oz offered to pay for the surgery in exchange for interview rights — and he flat out refused. Why? Some people are saying it’s because he wants to hold onto the fame he garnered over the past few years, but he shot down those rumors recently. He says he’s scared of the surgery and doesn’t want to die during it.
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