Brigham Young University pole vaulter Zach McWhorter recently joined the club of people who became famous on TikTok for an embarrassing clip where they suffered a gruesome injury. McWhorter's induction comes from a clip where his balls got impaled in an attempt that went horribly wrong. If that sounds like something you wouldn't want to see, we would advise that you DO NOT scroll all the way to the bottom.
"I could see right into my scrotum," McWhorter told BuzzFeed of the aftermath from his pole vaulting mishap, providing the site with a photo of the punctured shorts he was wearing at the time. According to his TikTok video, which has received 3.5 million likes, he needed 18 stitches to close up his wounded sack.
Luckily, McWhorter's coach is also a urologist and his father. So, he managed to skip having to retell the graphic story of how exactly this freak incident even happened while getting some expedited service on his severed scrotum. "Fortunately, as far as I know, there is nothing wrong with my testicles — just a scar. One day, we'll find out if they function or not," he said.
McWhorter revealed to Buzzfeed the important lessons that he has learned this traumatic experience: "Don't free ball (wearing cross country shorts without spandex)" and "always put a cap on the end of the pole."