This Morning viewers recoil in horror as guest describes having his penis removed in shocking interview

THIS Morning viewers were left shocked after a guest discussed how a cancer diagnosis forced him to have his penis amputated.

Father-of-two Richard Stamp candidly discussed how in 2018 he found a lump on his penis while travelling Cambodia.

Despite being in pain, the 54-year-old however put off seeking medical treatment.

Yet, two month later he was diagnosed with penile cancer in Adelaide, Australia, where doctors explained he would have to have the organ removed to save his life.

Reflecting bluntly on his diagnosis, he told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby today: "I woke up one morning found a pea sized lump on my penis which hurt, and went to the pharmacy and get some cream.

"I'd done what most guys do and taken two months to ignore it and then went 'I'll have to get something sorted out'. 

He continued: "I was in Australia working. I saw a doctor who said it was an abscess and I went and had a scan and said to the guy, 'This isn't cancer is it?'. And he said 'No, no', and then they sent me to a specialist. 

"He told me to drop my pants and gave me an examination and said to me 'You have penile cancer, it is very aggressive. We're going to have to chop you penis off'.

"It was horrible, there was no care or compassion at all and I was saying 'What about sex and things?', and he said, 'Forget about being a man, that is not going to happen'."

Following the news, Richard sought a second opinion at his local hospital St George's in Tooting, which is Europe's leading medical institute dealing with penile cancer. 


CANCER of the penis is very rare, there are around 630 cases in the UK each year.

It’s most often diagnosed in men over the age of 60 years however men in their 30s and 40s can also be affected.

Symptoms can include:

  • A growth or ulcer on the penis, especially on the glans or foreskin
  • Changes in the colour of the penis
  • Skin thickening on the penis
  • Persistent discharge with foul odour beneath the foreskin
  • Blood coming from the tip of the penis or under the foreskin
  • Unexplained pain in the shaft or tip of the penis
  • Irregular or growing bluish-brown flat lesions or marks beneath the foreskin or on the body of the penis
  • Reddish, velvety rash beneath the foreskin
  • Small, crusty bumps beneath the foreskin
  • Irregular swelling at the end of the penis



However his doctor, Dr Ben Ayres, confirmed his fears, and explained that amputation was necessary to prolong his life. 

Six days after his surgery, Richard explained how he asked his nurse to detail the results of the amputation and she likened it to a "belly button".

Following a difficult few years, Richard revealed he is set to have penile reconstruction.

The surgery will see doctors remove flesh from his arm and bottom to form his penis, before an implant is placed inside.

Then a pump will be installed in his scrotum to give him an erection at the touch of a button.  

Richard, who was on to promote his Channel 5 documentary Shopping for A New Penis, caused many to take to Twitter in light of his candour on the mid-morning stalwart.

One penned: "Turned that tv on and it automatically went to This Morning and the headline was 'man lost his penis and is looking for a replacement'".

"Penis removed??? Shopping for a new penis? #thismorning" a second questioned.

With the sensitive nature of his cancer, a number of viewers were left irked by This Morning's caption on-screen which read, "I travelled the world shopping for a new penis" – despite it being the name of his new doc.

"Serious issue but couldn’t they come up with something else other than 'I Travelled The World Shopping For A Penis!' #ThisMorning" a viewer wrote.

Another remarked: "'I travelled the world shopping for a penis'? The poor guy had penile cancer. Show some humility with your on-screen captions and don't trivialise, FFS! #thismorning".

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