Whistle lodged in man’s body for 15 years

By Petro-Anne Vlok
13 March 2014

A man from China can finally breathe a sigh of relief without sounding like a whistle after he has the small musical instrument he swallowed a decade and a half ago removed.

You might think your partner’s snoring is bad, but imagine sleeping next to someone who emits a shrill, whistling sound when he sleeps. Liu Yougang (23) from China accidently swallowed a whistle when he was only nine-years-old and has been whistling in his sleep ever since.

'The whistle had been embedded in my body for many years and had been broken down gradually'

The tiny instrument also caused breathing problems and coughing fits. He finally decided that he’d had enough and went to the West China Hospital in Chengdu to have it removed. The doctors found the whistle lodged in the airway that leads to his right lung. "The whistle had been embedded in my body for many years and had been broken down gradually," he told Chengdu Commercial Daily after the operation. SOURCES: Bang Showbiz, nydailynews.com

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