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.