Shocking image shows what two litres of spirits a day can do to you
A 53-year-old man who drank two litres of Chinese spirit bajiu a day developed giant tumours on his neck, earning him the nickname “the man with the horse’s neck”.
Hong Shu, has been diagnosed with the rare Madelung disease, an infliction which causes fatty deposits accumulate in various areas of the body including the neck, arms and legs.
People's Daily Online reports that Hong, from southern China, recently underwent multiple surgeries to remove the deposits and is due to be discharged from hospital soon.
Hong began to notice changes in his body a decade ago, but had no idea he had developed the rare condition.
There are only around 400 instances of the extremely Madelung disease world-wide.
It started with swelling behind both of his ears but gradually spread to around his throat area.
Overtime, the fatty deposits took over his neck, forming what's been described as horse, cow, and even camel neck.
Hong consumed two litres of baju a day; a spirit made of rice which has an ABV of anywhere between 40 and 60 per cent.
Over the space of 30 years, Hong has consumed tens of thousands of litres of the hard liquor, triggering the disease.