A Chinese pensioner has finally had a broken syringe needle removed from his bottom after 31 years.
Lao Du said the needle was left in his rear by an 'amateurish' doctor in 1978.
The 44-year-old says he got a cold and when a doctor he went to see in his village in 1978 pierced his bottom with the needle, the needle broke.
Du says he was hospitalized for nine days in a larger hospital but doctors couldn't find the broken needle so he just lived with it.
Du says he recently decided to finally gave it one last try and after three hours of surgery it was removed.