A British man has had the tip of a pool cue removed from his brain after skewering himself through the eye when he slipped over during a game.
Doctors in Leeds, northern England, initially thought Andy Parsons, 31, was only hurt superficially after the accident and stitched his eyelid.
But his eye failed to reopen properly after three months and an MRI scan revealed the pool cue tip was embedded in his brain.
A team of surgeons spent ten hours removing part of his skull, following the entry route of the cue and removing the tip, before rebuilding the top of his nose and brow.
Parsons, from Knaresborough, told The Sun, "I know I'm lucky to be alive. I never thought pool was such a dangerous game."