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World's Hairiest Man Has Ear Hair Removed to Hear

The world's hairiest man, Chinese rock singer Yu Zhenhuan, underwent ear surgery in Shanghai on Friday to remove hair that was impairing his hearing, the Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

Doctors said Yu had complained of constant earaches and nausea and had lost one-third of his hearing, Xinhua said.

Yu was recognized in 2002 as the world's hairiest man by the Guinness Book of Records, Xinhua said. Yu's body, save the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet, is covered with an average of 41 hairs per 1 sq cm (0.16 sq inch), a condition doctors term "atavism," it said.

The hirsute 26-year-old Yu, a rock-and-roll singer, made his entertainment debut at the age of six in a movie about "a hairy child's adventure," the state news agency said.


Update: nerpdawg found a picture. Ew.

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16 Responses:

  1. Whoa...Whale had other songs worth listening to?

  2. masterkill says:

    The only "hairiest" record the 2004 Guinness Book of Records appears to have is one for the "hairiest family": http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/index.asp?id=53833. As well as being very hairy, Victor and Gabriel Ramos Gomez are ... trampoline acrobats.

  3. gths says:

    I, for one, welcome our new Rock'n'Roll Wookie overlords.

  4. duskwuff says:

    >> The hirsute 26-year-old Yu, a rock-and-roll singer, made his entertainment debut at the age of six in a movie about "a hairy child's adventure," the state news agency said.

    Hairy Potter?

  5. It is a little know fact, but a people with this genetic condition often have very beautiful singing voices. For more facts about the stranger forms of humanity see:
    http://www.researchpubs.com/books/freakprod.shtml

  6. ofsilence says:

    Man, I want to hear some of those lyrics.

  7. jobe457 says:

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-08/07/content_363090.htm

    thats just crazy....i wonder if he uses garden sheers to keep all his hair trimmed up