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A man in India spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed from his stomach, according to the doctor who led the operation.Dr. Jatinder Malhotra told CNN.
“He had a wild urge to consume metal. Even for us, the experienced surgeons, it was frightening,”We were so nervous… a small mistake could have taken the patient’s life. In my 20 years of practice, I have never seen anything like it.”He [the patient] says he swallowed some knives folded, and some unfolded. When we took out the knives — some were found folded, some were open, and some had even started rusting and were broken,” Malhotra said.
“I’m sorry I let my family down. I’ll be forever thankful to doctors and hospital staff for saving my life,”I don’t know why I used to swallow knives,” the patient told CNN. “I just enjoyed its taste and I was addicted … how people get addicted to alcohol and other things, my situation was similar.”“I will never do such acts ever again,” the patient said. “I’m a new person now.”