London, Nov 1 : A vicar ended up visiting a hospital for help after a potato got stuck in his bottom, causing him great agony.
According to the clergyman, he was hanging curtains at his home without his clothes on, when he fell backwards on to his kitchen table. The reverend, who is in his 50s, had to undergo a delicate operation to extract the offending vegetable, which medics in Sheffield revealed were among the many things which got stuck in people's nether regions.
The vicar was very embarrassed with the whole situation, and kept on insisting to staff at the city's Northern General Hospital that his predicament was not the result of a sex game gone wrong.
"He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in the kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato," the Sun quoted A and E nurse Trudi Watson as saying.
"But it's not for me to question his story.
"He had to undergo surgery to have it removed," she said.
She admits that some of the sex-related cases make the staff chuckle, and has urged anyone contemplating such a stunt to think twice about doing it.
"My advice? Don't do it," she said.
"It can be very dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
"Surgery can lead to infection, nasty scarring, and it could possibly end up with the person having to use a colostomy bag as a result," she added.
Health staff across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster say that they are no longer surprised at the things people use to spice up fun in the bedroom.
"Like all busy hospitals we do see some unusual accidents," a hospital trust spokeswoman in Sheffield said.
"But our staff deal with them in a discreet, professional and kind way," she added.