You see, the story originated with a local Chinese website called fjsen.com, which at no point mentions that this man had any kind of excuse for his tragic dick accident -- the only evidence that any of this happened at all was a generic-looking surgery picture. A surgery picture, by the way, that looks suspiciously similar to the ones in an unrelated "old Chinese man gets dick stuck in metal ring" story reported by Metro five days earlier:
Art. That's art, man.
This one is an 80-year-old man from Henan province who spent a mere 20 hours with an improvised cock ring on his manhood because, what do you know, he was too ashamed to call for help. So which story is the real one? Doesn't matter. Forget it, Internet. It's China.