On Sunday’s episode of Naked and Afraid XL, we caught up with survivalist E.J. who, after falling off a tree branch and into the swamp last week, sustained multiple lacerations to his scrotum. He was given the option by the show’s medical staff of tapping out of the competition and getting stitched up at a hospital, or staying in the game and having the stitches done right then and there.
And despite the serious risk of infection possibly leading to loss of genitalia or even death, E.J. chose to stay in the game and was given a total of eight stitches. So on Sunday’s episode the injury was still very much a concern for E.J., who was under doctor’s orders to take it easy. Fortunately, fellow survivalists Max and Gary found their way to E.J.’s camp and teamed up with the veteran, helping him with much of the heavy lifting. And E.J. finally had someone to talk to about his painful dip into the swamp.
“I also almost chopped my balls off yesterday,” E.J. said, lifting up his loincloth.