*WARNING: This story contains images some readers may find disturbing.*
Kevin Daly received an open heart surgery in 2015, after which his doctor recommended he lose some weight to ensure his safety. Following the doctor's orders, Daly shed 34 pounds by October 2017 but couldn't seem to get rid of his "beer gut." He was perplexed—nothing he did seemed to have any effect on his slightly rounded belly! Eager for answers, Daly underwent a CAT scan which revealed the shocking truth: he was having trouble shrinking his gut because there was a 30-pound tumor growing in his abdomen.
Twitter channeled their horror into sarcasm:
So glad there’s a photo— Susan K Livio (@SusanKLivio) March 28, 2018
wish i could lose weight like that— choco misses 5sos ✨ (@veryspicybutt) March 29, 2018
Daly also joked about his tumor baby.
"I had the largest C-section in the world and gave birth to a toddler." https://t.co/S6J8e65YOn— VICE (@VICE) March 29, 2018
Even the doctors seemed pretty shocked. They had to take a picture!
When the doctors want to start taking pics of what they've pulled out of you, it's always bad a sign— xoxo, Mahri (@xoxo_mahri) March 29, 2018
You know he sent that to all his doctor-friends too.— Drew (@CKGDrew) March 29, 2018
"You guys, look what I found inside of Kevin!"
Her eyes say it all. pic.twitter.com/BQfNxt5aFV— StockTrooth (@Stock_Truth) March 29, 2018
Twitter brought out its favorite memes for the occasion:
One thing's for sure—having that tumor removed was a great step!
"Here's the good news. 1) You weigh 30 pounds less as of today. 2) You don't have cancer (hopefully) anymore. And 3) Don't worry so much about the drinking!"— TheRealBudBundy (@TheRealBudBundy) March 27, 2018
Here's Kevin Daly before and after surgery to remove the tumor: pic.twitter.com/LVJkuG08nj— TONIC (@dailytonic) March 29, 2018
Daly has surely earned himself a celebratory night at the bar.
Now he can start drinking and get a real beer belly naturally— Brian C... (@BrianC380) March 29, 2018
Fortunately, the tumor was removed without issue, and Daly even managed to trim down in the process! It almost seems like a win-win situation…
Lots of overweight people are calling their doctors to see if their belly fat is actually a giant tumor https://t.co/MvreiuEmBF— Ernie Smith (@ShortFormErnie) March 29, 2018