MY Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty told doctors to “cut off” his penis during an agonising prostate cancer battle.
The “Gypsy King” also revealed he considered suicide and was left roaring in pain every toilet visit.
But after a six-hour double operation he was given the all clear
Paddy recalled the early stages of the disease that caused him to think of suicide, and not care if he never had a love life again to escape the agony.
He sa: “I won’t tell a lie. I was going to the toilet to have a wee. It was slowly coming on and I was having to push harder and harder.
“When I went for a few pints I’d have to go into the cubicle and people would think: ‘Oh, he is nervous.’
“The pain was getting so bad I had to roar. My grandchildren said: ‘Is granddaddy alright, nanny?’”
Doctors told Paddy he would need two separate operations to try and remedy the issue.
But Paddy refused to go under the knife more than once.
He explained: “They told me I needed two operations, I said: ‘No, the pain I am going through, do the two operations at the same time. I am well able.’”
He said the pain was so bad he would have done anything for it to end.
“I said: ‘Listen, if you are going to cut it off, cut it off.’ Right? Honest to god. I am not ashamed to say this. ‘If you want to cut it off, cut it off. I can’t keep going through it.’
ROARING IN AGONY
“I felt like I was going to commit suicide. The pain was so dreadful it was unbelievable. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy in the whole wide world.
“They said: ‘Right Paddy, we will do the double operation but you are going to be very sore.’ And I said: ‘I can’t be any sorer than I am. If you want to take it off take it off.’”
And he added: “Now, I am a man. I love my woman more than the world. The woman is my life.
“And for me not to have intercourse, that was it. My life has ended. But that is how bad it was.”
Since his gruelling op Paddy is a new man
The former Big Brother star and prostate cancer survivor has teamed up with Daniel Coll of Brassic and Emmerdale fame to present a new and exciting travel show airing on Sky Channel 185 Travelxp from next Monday.
The ten-part travel series will see Dan and Paddy travel to Japan to explore the traditions and cuisine of Kyushu, and indulge in the best of Japanese lifestyle
And it was thanks to his new lease of life that Paddy wanted to take part.
He said: “I am all right now thank God, praise Jesus. I am fantastic now. I take a steroid every day, one tablet every day.
“I couldn’t be better. I am at the gym. I take care of myself. I look at life different. Life is so good to me. I look at a lot of things differently. Life is so precious.”
The ten-part series will broadcast on Sky Channel 185 Travelxp from Monday January 27 at 8pm.