AceShowbiz - Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has been left in agonizing pain after developing two cysts on his testicles.
The British rocker has been relying on painkillers to cope with the discomfort, but insists the cysts are not cancerous.
According to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, Ryder said, "I had one, now I've got f**king two, and they are an absolute pain. I just keep taking the tablets and painkillers as they are hitting the nerves in my b**locks. They [doctors] did the cancer tests - I got the all-clear."
The 58-year-old admits he should have seen a specialist to have the growths taken care of before the U.K.'s coronavirus lockdown kicked in last year (2020).
"It's like having really bad toothache in your b**ls," he explained. "I can have the growth chucked out but I should've gone before lockdown [sic]."
The cysts are the latest health issue for Ryder, who is already taking a multitude of pills for various other ailments.
Earlier this year, he said, "I'm probably on more drugs today than in the Happy Mondays heyday. I'm on thyroxine, which is for my under-active thyroid. I'm on blood pressure pills. I'm on testosterone replacement."
"The thyroid affects everything - allergies and all sorts. I mean, if I don't take these pills for the allergies, I can't breathe. It'd be like an anaphylactic shock. Me throat goes tight and everything. I'm riddled with arthritis, too [sic]."
However, the medication has done wonders for his sex life, "My wife is well satisfied with the testosterone treatment as all that went at the end of me 40s, so I've been on it for about 12 years now. So, yeah, it was like being 21, but without all the headaches of what goes with being 21 [sic]."