10 Famous Men (Past & Present) With Only One Testicle

Last Updated: 2017

Monorchism is the term coined for having only one testicle. Only 4% of the population is born with monorchism, others have become a member of this ultra small group via cancer or surgical removal. If you are part of this group, you are in good company. Here is a list of 10 famous people, from the past and present, who only had (or have) one testicle.

One thing I can say with confidence about all of these men is if any of them walk into a room, there will then be an odd number of testicles in that room.

 

 

Lance Armstrong

10 – Lance Armstrong

Reason: Cancer
Balls: 1

His Story: October 2, 1996 Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. The cancer spread to his lungs, brain, and adomen. He is reported to have had a large, painful testicular tumor by his doctors. Surgery and chemotherapy saved his life.

 


Tom_Green9 – Tom Green

Reason: Cancer
Balls: 1

His Story: March of 2000 Tom Green was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  Tom documented his entire experience on an MTV special titled “The Tom Green Cancer Special”, which aired in May of 2000.  His cancer was successfully treated. You can view the documentary below.

 

 


Napoleon8 – Napoleon Bonaparte

Reason: Birth Defect*
Balls: 1

His Story: Napoleon was a french military and political leader. Nobody knows the story behind Napoleons one testicle, it was discovered after his death. It could explain his complex, being a very short man with one testicle. *This is assumed because there is no medical record or recorded history of his condition.

 

 


 

 

 

Adolf Hitler Saluting, 19347 – Adolf Hitler

Reason: Injury
Balls: 1

His Story: According to Hitler’s doctor, the Nazi leader lost a testicle during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. I know what you’re thinking, but Stalin and Mussolini weren’t monorchids.

 

 

 


Arnold-Schwarzenegger6 – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Reason: Unconfirmed
Balls: 1

His Story: Arnolds one testicle is more of a very well known “rumor”, however he fits the profile for overcompensation. Could explain his bodybuilding.  If true, It makes him no less of a man in my eyes – Guess the bodybuilding angle works.

 

 


Tupac Shakur5 – Tupac Shakur

Reason: Injury
Balls: 1

His Story: Everyone knows Tupac, he was a rapper who was shot and killed in September 1996. Before a bullet would cost him his life, in 1994 he was shot in the groin and lost one ball. Pro Tip: Always point guns away from your nut sack.

 

 


Mike Lowell4 – Mike Lowell

Reason: Cancer
Balls: 1

His Story: He was a third basemen for the Red Sox, and was diagnosed with testicular cancer in February 1999. Lowell missed two months of the season treating his cancer, but made a full recovery and went on to play baseball professionally.

 

 

 

 


john kruk3 – John Kruk

Reason: Injury / Cancer
Balls: 1

His Story: Kruk was a MLB player, and played his last pro game in 1995. He is now an analyst for ESPN. In 1994 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer after his teammate accidentally nailed him in the groin with an errant throw – breaking his protective cup.

 

 

 

 


Francisco Franco2 – Francisco Franco

Reason: Injury
Balls: 1

His Story: General Franco was a spanish dictator in the 1960s. He was a natural military leader, and had earned his General title by the age of 26. He lost one of his testicles in battle, being shot in the lower abdomen. Interesting fact, he swore his doctor to secrecy about his loss – but back then doctor patient confidentiality was not yet established.

 

 

 


1 – Dan Abrams

Reason: Cancer
Balls: 1

His Story: Dan Abrams is an American TV Host and Legal Commentator. He previously had kept his cancer private, but after reading a report on sportscaster Sean Kimerling who died from testicular cancer he decided to “come out”.  He said he felt a close connection to this man, and wanted to share his experience with the world.

 

 

 

 


Noticing a pattern yet? I’m starting to consider to have one testicle removed to improve my motivation to become great, and increase my power over the masses.

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