A Russian ‘Popeye’ has been warned he faces “death” unless he has lumps of hardened petroleum jelly and dead muscle surgically removed from his biceps.

Ex-solder Kirill Tereshin, 25, used injections to show himself as a superman but is now paying the price which may include losing the use of his arms, or worse.

He has already had his fake triceps removed but now faces the first operation to get rid of dangerous giant implants from his biceps.

Surgeon Dmitry Melnikov warned him bluntly: “The risk of complications, in this case, is very high.

“But inaction will not help the patient.

“A toxic substance in the body long term can complicate the kidneys and lead to death.”

A video shows Tereshin – nicknamed Bazooka in his homeland – undergoing a CT scan ahead of surgery in Moscow.

His imminent operation will remove the hardened petroleum jelly he had injected into his left arm.

He is shown bare-chested with a new tattoo on his bulging arm – of his hero Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, 77.

“Soon I will have a very complicated, hard third surgery,” he said.

“I don’t know how it’ll end up.”

He admits he has to “get rid” of his self-inflicted “nightmare”.

He confessed: “I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity.

“I did not think about the consequences.”

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Tereshin was persuaded to “save his life” and remove the implants by famous Russian WAG Alana Mamaeva, 33, a campaigner for victims of botched plastic surgery, who was formerly married to Russian football star Pavel Mamaev.

“I am very lucky that there are doctors who took me on,” he said.

“God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm.

“I really worry about this.

“I am very afraid….

“I should have thought about this earlier, I know.

“I blame myself, I know I'm guilty.”

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His disastrous cheap petroleum jelly implants led to “high fever, strong pain, and weakness”.

Mamaeva said she “had to help” Tereshin remove his “horrible, horrible” mutilations.

But one commenter told him: “Set some money aside for bionic prosthesis? This will not end well.”

Another said: “You created troubles for yourself, Kirill, I'm sorry for you.

“You could have a quiet and healthy life, you're stupid.”

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