Kirill Tereshin used injections to beef up his arms but has expanded them to such a dangerous degree they are putting his health at risk
A real-life Popeye has been warned he risks death unless he has lumps of hardened petroleum jelly and dead muscle surgically removed from his biceps.
Ex-solder Kirill Tereshin, 25, used injections to give himself the appearance of huge muscles but is now paying a price that could include losing the use of his arms or worse.
He has already had his fake triceps removed but now faces the first operation to get rid of dangerous giant implants from his biceps.
Surgeon Dmitry Melnikov warned him bluntly: “The risk of complications in this case is very high. But inaction will not help the patient.
“A toxic substance in the body long term can complicate the kidneys and lead to death.”
A video shows Kirill- nicknamed Bazooka in his homeland – undergoing a CT scan ahead of surgery in Moscow.
His imminent operation will remove the hardened petroleum jelly he had injected into his left arm.
He is shown bare-chested with a new tattoo on his bulging arm of his hero Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov.
“Soon I will have a very complicated, hard third surgery,” he said. “I don’t know how it’ll end up.”
He admits he has to get rid of his self-inflicted “nightmare”.
He confessed: “I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity. I did not think about the consequences.”
Kirill was persuaded to “save his life” and remove the implants by famous Russian WAG Alana Mamaeva, a campaigner for victims of botched plastic surgery, who was formerly married to Russian football star Pavel Mamaev.
“I am very lucky that there are doctors who took me on,” he said.
“God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm.
“I really worry about this. I am very afraid….
“I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I’m guilty.”
His disastrous cheap petroleum jelly implants led to “high fever, strong pain, and weakness”.
Mamaeva said she “had to help” Kirill remove his “horrible, horrible” mutilations.
But one commenter told him: “Set some money aside for bionic prosthesis? This will not end well.”
Another said: “You created troubles for yourself, Kirill, I’m sorry for you.
“You could have a quiet and healthy life, you’re stupid.”