British Man Has Pool Cue Tip Removed From Brain after Accidentally Skewering Himself

LEEDS, England – A British man has had the tip of a pool cue removed from his  brain after skewering himself through the eye when he slipped over during a  game.

Doctors in Leeds, northern England, initially thought Andy Parsons, 31, was  only hurt superficially after the accident and stitched his eyelid.

But his eye failed to reopen properly after three months and an MRI scan  revealed the pool cue tip was embedded in his brain.

A team of surgeons spent ten hours removing part of his skull, following the  entry route of the cue and removing the tip, before rebuilding the top of his  nose and brow.

Parsons, from Knaresborough, told The Sun, “I know I’m lucky to be alive. I  never thought pool was such a dangerous game.”

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