Harry’s frozen penis IS NOT as rare as you might think: everything you need to know about bizarre injuries
Prince Harry yesterday admitted he was suffering from a frozen penis in one of his more bizarre revelations buried in his new memoir.
In ‘Spare’, his explosive book which accidentally went on sale in Spain yesterday, the Duke of Sussex admitted he was struck by the early stages of the disease during William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011.
It followed his Walking with the Wounded 200-mile expedition in March 2011, during which he embarked on a trek to the North Pole alongside four former soldiers injured in Afghanistan.
The frostbite affected his cheeks, ears and genitals, he claimed.
Prince Harry (above) confessed that he suffered a frozen penis in March 2011 after a 200-mile expedition that embarked on a trek to the North Pole. Pictured above on March 29, 2011 on the island of Spitsbergen, before heading to the North Pole
In the March 2011 200-mile expedition, he embarked on the trek with four ex-soldiers who were injured in Afghanistan. Pictured above on the island of Spitsbergen on March 30, 2011 before heading to the North Pole
The Duke of Sussex confessed he was struck by the condition during William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011. Pictured above with the Prince of Wales on his wedding day
While Harry’s ears and cheeks healed quickly, he was still recovering from his “Todger” injuries while attending his brother’s wedding, he wrote.
In translated excerpts of MailOnline’s autobiography, the Duke of Sussex also revealed that he had applied an Elizabeth Arden cream – a favorite of the late Princess Diana – to his penis after it was recommended to him by a friend.
A cult staple in the beauty world, Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream is known for its multi-purpose moisturizing properties. It contains a blend of Vaseline and Vitamin E that aims to soothe dry skin and lock in moisture in harsh conditions.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Creme is known for its moisturizing multitasking properties
He also secretly visited a doctor on Harley Street, fearing he might have to undergo a partial penectomy — removal of part of the penis.
But the medic told the prince the “best possible cure is time,” he wrote.
The Duke of Sussex’s revelations sent social media users into a frenzy and flooded the internet with memes.
But it’s not really as fancy as you might think.
24-year-old Finnish skier Remi Lindholm suffered frostbite on his penis while competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
After struggling with brutally freezing temperatures and high winds during the men’s 50km race, he was forced to use a heat pack at the end of the race.
It was the second time Lindholm suffered the painful injury during a race, following a similar incident in Ruka, Finland in 2021.
“The pain was unbearable,” he told Finnish media after the race.
Meanwhile, Swedish cross-country skier Calle Halfvarsson also admitted in 2021 to once suffering from a frozen penis during a race.
24-year-old Finnish skier Remi Lindholm (pictured above) suffered penile frostbite while competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Pictured above attending the event
Frostbite can occur anywhere on the body, but the extremities, including the ears, nose, hands, and penis, are most likely to be affected.
It happens when the skin is exposed to extreme temperatures below zero degrees Celsius.
Usually, the affected area feels cold and painful.
If exposure to cold continues, a tingling sensation may occur before the area becomes definitively numb as the tissue freezes.
Frostbite occurs as a result of the body’s natural response to cold weather.
Prince Harry’s memoir Spare was released in Spain on Thursday, days ahead of its scheduled release date
It constricts blood vessels and slows blood flow, allowing more flow to organs as they have to work harder in extreme weather.
But when the blood is diverted, those parts of the body get colder, according to the NHS.
It can deprive tissue of oxygen, which can kill tissue and lead to the need for amputation if not treated quickly.
Frostbite, which usually includes climbers, skiers, and the homeless, should be urgently moved to warm environments, as they are likely to have hypothermia as well.
Doctors usually warm the affected areas in warm water to stop the damage.
The rewarming process is often painful and strong painkillers may be needed, they added, because warm blood surrounds frozen tissue and affects nerve signals.
The earliest stage – dubbed Frostnip – which the Duke of Sussex claimed he had is the easiest to sort.
While penile frostbite is still very rare, the NHS warns people with frostbite are at risk of bacterial wound infections such as tetanus.
Worse still, this infection could spread into the blood, putting you at risk of sepsis. In both cases, hospital admission is required.
Penile frostbite can cause skin damage in this area, but this should heal on its own over time, as was the case with Prince Harry.
But in rare worst-case scenarios, a skin graft may be needed to cover the affected area in some cases.
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