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Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder in agony with testicle cysts

Shaun has shared his discomfort (Picture: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Shaun Ryder has been trying to deal with agonising pain from two cysts on his testicles during lockdown.

The Happy Mondays frontman revealed that he has been taken painkillers to cope with the discomfort but shared that he had been given the all-clear after undergoing cancer tests for them previously.

Speaking to The Sun, Shaun shared: ‘I had one, now I’ve got f***ing two, and they are an absolute pain. I just keep taking the tablets and painkillers as they are hitting the nerves in my b**ks [sic].’

Shaun compared the pain quite descriptively to having toothache in his particularly sensitive area, and admitted regret over not having the cysts removed when he had the chance before lockdown.

The 58-year-old musician explained: ‘It’s like having really bad toothache in your balls. I can have the growth chucked out but I should’ve gone before lockdown.’

The NHS website states that lumps and swellings in the testicles ‘can have lots of different causes, with most being caused by something harmless, such as a build-up of fluid (cyst) or swollen veins in the testicles (varicocele)’.

Shaun has been very open about his health in the past too (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

However, because sometimes they can be a sign of something serious, such as testicular cancer, people are encouraged to avoid self-diagnosing and always see a GP to get it checked out.

Shaun previously claimed that his medication was improving his libido and quipped that he felt as if he was 21 again.

Appearing on Channel 4’s Stand Up & Deliver in February, where celebrities were tasked with learning stand-up comedy in order raise money to help fight cancer, the Manchester legend claimed he was ‘probably on more drugs today than in the Happy Mondays heyday’.

Cataloguing his medicine, which including treatment for an under-active thyroid as he struggles with severe allergies and blood pressure pills, Shaun revealed he was also on testosterone replacement – and his wife was enjoying the benefits.

He shared: ‘But 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.’

The Celebrity Gogglebox star also recently opened up on his ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis on This Morning with Holly and Phillip, and during his appearance claimed that his Happy Days bandmate Mark ‘Bez’ Berry had turned down a pre-Hollywood superstardom Julia Roberts’ invitation to go to her place during a night out in America decades ago because ‘he had about four other girls on the go in the club anyway’.

When the stunned hosts asked what Bez’s reaction to that situation was now, Shaun laughingly responsed: ‘It’s Bez innit, it doesn’t really bother him.’

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