‘Brazilian Hulk’ TikTok star, Valdir Segato who injected himself with life-threatening oil to create 23-inch biceps, dies on his 55th birthday
A Brazilian bodybuilder and TikTok star who went viral by injecting himself with life-threatening oil to create a 23-inch bicep has died in Ribeirao Preto on his 55th birthday.
Sao Paulo native Valdir Segato, who was inspired by the physique of Arnold Schwarzenegger and fictional characters like The Hulk, used synthol injections for years despite risking strokes and infections to create massive biceps, chest and back muscles.
According to the Mail Online, Segato was warned six years ago that he was facing amputations or nerve damage and muscle disfigurement, but continued to use the injections to fill up.
The former construction worker even vowed to become even bigger.
In 2016 he said: “They call me Hulk, Schwarzenegger and He-Man all the time and I like that. I doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger.
He proudly posted pictures and videos on social media and called himself “Valdir Synthol” on Instagram.
According to local media, he died after being taken to hospital complaining of shortness of breath
A man named Moisés da Conceição da Silva said that the day Segato died he asked his mother for help and complained of shortness of breath.
It was about 6 a.m. He crawled through the back building and came to the front. Then he knocked on my mother’s window, knocked, knocked, then she woke up and he said, “Help me, help me because I’m dying,” Moisés said, according to the Brazilian news outlet Globo.
He was taken to the North Emergency Care Unit (UPA) – a medical facility in the city, but could not be rescued.
“They put him in the car and then the neighbor drove to the UPA. He arrived at the UPA, he fell at the front desk and had a heart attack. I think he had a heart attack,” Moisés told the news website.
Moisés’ brother, Jadson da Conceição, told Globo that this isn’t the first time Segato has had to be hospitalized and had previously complained of shortness of breath. The first time, he said, they could have gotten him to the hospital in time. This time, he said, he couldn’t be saved.