After four days of wearing 13 metal rings on his penis, a 52-year-old man needed help from the fire department in Munich, Germany, to be freed from his misery.
Once the agony became simply too much, the man went to the emergency department of a Munich hospital.
As the doctors there weren't able to help, they called in the fire department.
It was an "elaborate and extremely careful" process, said a spokesman.
The firefighters used two angle grinders, during an hour of removing each ring one by one, to free them man from his predicament on Tuesday.