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John Wayne Bobbitt Reveals He Wanted To Die After Wife Cut Off His Penis

John Wayne Bobbitt Lorena Bobbitt Penis Cut Interview
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Feb. 5 2019, Published 2:58 p.m. ET

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John Wayne Bobbitt is opening up about making headlines around the world following a gruesome incident involving his now-ex-wife 25 years ago.

In June 1993, Lorena Bobbitt cut her husband's penis off with a kitchen knife at their home in Virginia and fled with the appendage. She then flung it from her car window. Luckily for Bobbitt, police tracked down his severed organ and it was successfully reattached.

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Bobbitt, 51, sat down to talk with Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Feb. 5 episode of The Dr. Oz Show and share some behind-the-scenes revelations about the infamous event.

Bobbitt recalled how he "kinda walked into the hospital" after the attack.

"The doctor comes up to me and says, 'Show me your wrist.' And I said, 'That's not where I'm cut.'"

The doctor told Bobbitt to show him where he was wounded.

"So I pulled on my pants, and blood is all over the place, some guy's putting towels on me, he kept putting all these towels on me and I was like pretty much suicidal at that point," he revealed.

Bobbit continued: "I mean, I'm kind of mutilated in the most worst way a man can be mutilated and I was self-terminated, and I was looking for something that I can end it with."

When Dr. Oz asked if he would have killed himself, Bobbit replied: "Yeah."

Bobbitt later denied 48-year-old Lorena's claims he sexually and physically assaulted her during their marriage. The two divorced in 1995.

As for his penis? Bobbitt recently told ABC's 20/20 that it is "normal now."

"I don't want to mess with it… it's been through the wringer," he added.

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