Wesley Warren Jr., better known as "The Man With The 132-Lb. Scrotum," has two objectives right now: He wants to make money and speak the truth.
In May of 2008, in a household mishap, the Las Vegas man took a blow to his right testicle. "I woke up the next day, and my scrotum was the size of a honeydew melon," he tells Marc Lamont Hill on HuffPost Live. "My personal hell was just beginning."
With every passing month, Warren's scrotum grew 3 pounds or more. And with no health insurance, he had little opportunity to seek help, until he became internationally known for his freakish bulge.
To cradle his watermelon-sized sex organ, he wore a hooded sweatshirt as pants, using the hood as a makeshift scrotum sling.
"Even when I got offers to help, it was hard," he tells HuffPost. "My scrotum was so large I couldn't get on a plane. I was too big to use an airplane restroom."
TLC's "The Man With the 132-Lb Scrotum" premieres Monday at 9 p.m. ET. It's been five months since Warren has had surgery to remove the excess tissue in his groin. But it's hard, even now, for him to look back.
"The show is frighteningly real to me," the 49-year-old man says, recounting how the simplest tasks, like walking or going to the bathroom, became impossible.