TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma man says he needed emergency surgery after accidentally eating a steel bristle from a grill brush he used during a barbeque.
KING 5 reports that Adam Wojtanowicz's abdominal pain would not go away after taking antibiotics and medication so he went to the hospital Sunday. Doctors found a metal bristle and performed emergency surgery.
Adam says he recently hosted a barbecue at his house, and the steel bristle from his grill brush likely fell on to his steak. He says he probably swallowed it without knowing.
The Centers for Disease Control says it knows of at least six people who have recently suffered similar injuries from brush bristles. It does not blame a particular brand or type of brush.
Wojtanowicz is expected to make a full recovery.
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