Grandad with nose the 'size of a plum' is too 'embarrassed' to go outside

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A grandad who describes his nose as the ‘size of a plum’ has heartbreakingly opened up about feeling ‘trapped’ inside and even too ’embarrassed’ to see his family.

After living like a ‘hermit’, John’s now hoping Dr Pimple Popper will be able to help restore his confidence.

The TLC reality programme follows patients across America visiting dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr Sandra Lee for help with their ‘spots’, whether that be masses growing on their body or squeezing blackheads.

From a ‘third boob’ behind an armpit, to a man with 400 tumours across his body, there’s nothing Dr Lee hasn’t seen, but a heartbreaking preview for an upcoming episode shows a pretty unique case.

‘I have a nose the size of a plum,’ John begins, admitting that the first ‘big changes’ he noticed where in 2000.

He continues: ‘In the last 30 years, my nose has grown twice as wide and longer.

‘It feels kind of like snakeskin, and there’s scars, it’s rough.’

John heartbreakingly later admits that his nose has contributed to his depression, saying he’s felt unable to leave his house.

He tells a doctor: ‘Well when you sit at home, and have nothing going on, you don’t go out, all you do is sit, you get depressed.’

John continues to the camera: ‘To have this problem for 20 years is terrible.

‘I’m trapped, I don’t get out. I don’t associate with people.

‘I’m a hermit backed up in the house.’

He tearfully adds that because of his nose, he hasn’t gone to see or visit his family.

‘I don’t go to Christmas, birthdays, my little great-granddaughter, she’ll look at you and say, “Is that your nose?”

‘It’s embarrassing.’

Dr Pimple Popper airs on TLC in America.

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