BY KATIE WILLIAMS
A Brazilian bodybuilder’s arms began to turn to “rock” as he injected his muscles with toxins in an attempt to look like The Hulk.
25-year-old Romario Dos Santos Alves first began injecting himself with synthol – a mix of alcohol and oil – three years ago to make his muscles appear larger. He soon grew addicted, with his biceps eventually growing to 25 inches.
However, toxins in the fillers began to cause him constant pain and health issues.”
I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms,” he told Daily Mail. “They said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.”
Luckily, doctors were able to remove some of the “rocks” that had formed in his arms instead.
Though he still has an unmistakably huge physique, Alves has managed to stay clean for two years.
“Sometimes kids will come up to me and say that I look like the Incredible Hulk and hug me and have their photo taken with me,” he says. “I really like that as I modelled my body on the Incredible Hulk.