Tale of Sheffield vicar with potato stuck up bottom goes viral on Facebook - again

The story of a vicar who was supposedly admitted to hospital in Sheffield with a potato stuck up his bottom has become a viral hit - again.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st July 2016, 4:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 4:54 pm
A vicar went to hospital with a potato stuck up his bottom.
A vicar went to hospital with a potato stuck up his bottom.

The bizarre story first surfaced in The Sun in 2008 - and began circulating online again four years later.

Now the incident - which the vicar claims happened when he fell on the vegetable while hanging curtains in the nude - has once again started doing the rounds on Facebook.

According to the original report, the clergyman, in his 50s, told medical staff at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital that the accident was definitely not due to a sex game.

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He had to undergo surgery to extract the spud from his backside, according to tabloid, eight years ago.

The paper reports how.A&E nurse Trudi Watson was quoted as saying: "He explained to me, quite sincerely, he had been hanging curtains naked in he kitchen when he fell backwards on to the kitchen table and on to a potato.But it’s not for me to question his story."

She went on to reveal other objects removed from people’s bottoms, including a cucumber, a Russian doll and a carnation.

The tale has once more sparked an interest, with people sharing the link to the story on Facebook and Twitter.