GAME-for-a-laugh Joe Cooper was left in agony after a bikini waxing by mates in a PUB went wrong.
One of the strips stuck to a very sensitive spot - and an over-energetic tug tore off SIX of his seven layers of skin.
Doctors told steel erector Joe he had come within half an inch of losing a testicle.
Joe, 24, and ten male pals had agreed to have the usually girls-only beauty therapy to raise cash for a local hospital.
But all the others just had their chests waxed, while Joe endured the "male Brazilian".
Onlookers placed bids to pull the strips off in the charity event at The Trees pub in Birstall, Leicester. Joe said: "The other blokes wimped out but I said I'd do it.
"I lay down and closed my eyes and the next thing I know I'm in horrendous pain and bleeding. I've never known pain like it.
"It sobered me up straight away. My groin looked horrible. It was red raw and burning.
"One of the peelers just got too enthusiastic and he was pretty apologetic afterwards.
"I ended up at the hospital. You can imagine how much everyone was laughing at me. It was ironic. I was meant to be helping them - and they ended up helping me. They told me if any more skin had come off, that would have been it. I was very lucky really."
Josh Adcock, manager of The Trees, said: "Joe's a bit of a clown, he likes to do things like that. People were bidding quite a lot to have a rip.
"I was laughing but I did feel quite sorry for him - especially as we had a disco later on and he couldn't even walk."
Joe and his friends have raised about £3,000 for the children's ward at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
He added: "I've got cream and anti-biotics and I'm healing quite well, which is a relief. They're still hurting but it's just one of those things. I hope people sponsor me a bit more.
"I'd never do it again. I wouldn't put any man through that pain."
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