Man, 19, Almost Dies After Cutting Off His Genitals

A young man cut off his own penis and threw it down a well after learning that his girlfriend was going to marry another man, The Jakarta Globe reported Tuesday.

The jilted lover came incredibly close to death, doctors said, after losing a massive amount of blood during the incident in Central Java's Bantasari village.

He was rushed to Cilacap General Hospital in critical condition where doctors saved his life — but they could not reattach his penis because officials were unable to recover it from the well.

"It was a critical time," hospital director Sugeng Budi Susanto told The Globe. "Cutting off a penis can be fatal."

A source said the 19-year-old had severed his penis in a suicide bid — thinking nobody would be able to save his life.

Despite the throngs of reporters gathered at the hospital, Sugeng said the teenager was not speaking about the incident.

"He’s still too shocked and embarrassed to talk to or see anyone," he added.