The anonymous 83-year-old struggled for 20 hours to remove the metal piece himself but when his private parts swelled up and turned purple, he eventually admitted defeat and headed to a hospital in his home town of Hebi, China.
Too embarrassed to tell his family, the man explained that he had put the ring on purely out of curiosity.
Unfortunately, doctors were unable to remove the ring and had to call in firefighters to help out.
Two hours and an array of tools later, they managed to carefully cut off the ring.
One doctor admitted that it was a tricky case, saying: "The stuck position is very sensitive, and we can't use normal saws or tools. We never had such an incident before."
Never mind the cat, curiosity definitely got the man this time.
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