Having some obsessions with one’s body is something that can really move people to make the craziest choices. This is the case of Romario Dos Santos Alves, a bodybuilder who has risked his life or having both arms amputated because of his obsessed passion. The reason? He was obsessed with wanting a perfect and muscular body, in particular he would have wanted to have the physical appearance – colour apart –of the Incredible Hulk.
For this reason, the 25-year-old Brazilian injected directly into his arms a mix of alcohol, oil and painkillers, so that they could grow out of proportion. His biceps now measure 63.5 cm, circumference that would not have gained him anything had he lost them both .As if that weren’t enough. The young man then attempted suicide because unable to psychologically support the weight of what he had caused with his own hands.
As reported by the Daily Star, his conditions remain serious, the same Alves explained that “these treatments are addictive and I risked my life.“Then adds: “my children were frightened of me because of my monstrous and deformed looks”. A story, a warning to all those who live chasing something unachievble. In our century in particular, we increasingly learn about people who spend staggering amounts of money or “deform” themselves as from sideShows to affirm their own “I” to the outside world.