On his 55th birthday, a Brazilian bodybuilder who had pumped oil into himself to grow greater muscles passed away.
For years, Valdir Segato had used potentially lethal Synthol injections, putting himself at risk for infections and strokes while gaining enormous biceps, pectorals, and back muscles.
Segato previously claimed that fictional characters like the Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger were the sources of his physical motivation.
“They always refer to me as the Hulk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and He-Man, and I embrace it. According to the Daily Mail, he stated in 2016, “I’ve doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger.”
The native of So Paulo was forewarned six years ago that if he continued to use the injections, he risked amputation, or at the very least nerve damage and muscular deformation, as a result of the injections.
As soon as he started injecting himself, his biceps grew to a whopping 23 inches. He was pleased with his reputation as “the monster” on the streets.
On social media, he shared pictures of his changing figure and even went by the name “Valdir Synthol” on Instagram.
Despite having 1.7 million followers on TikTok, the bodybuilder reportedly had a solitary existence with few friends and visitors, according to local media.
Segato rented a house that was erected behind his family’s home, according to Moisés da Conceiço da Silva, and on the day of his passing, he was complaining about having trouble breathing.
It was almost six o’clock in the morning. He entered the front of the home while on all fours. Then he continued to bang on my mother’s window until she woke up and he cried, “Help me, help me because I’m dying,” da Silva claimed in an interview with the publication.
Segato was sent to a hospital, but while waiting, he collapsed and appeared to be having a heart attack.
The TikTok celebrity was once a skinny teen, but after being administered Synthol in the gym, he developed an addiction to the drug.