Man Rips Out Own Eyeballs During Church Service

October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM EDT

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Man Rips Out Own Eyeballs During Church Service

October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 5:40 PM EDT

A horrific scene unfolded at a church service in Italy on Sunday when a 46-year-old man ripped out both of his eyes after he reportedly "heard voices" according to a story in The Daily Mail.

According to the story, surgeons were not able to save the man's sight despite several hours of surgery. The man reportedly told the doctors that he "heard voices" telling him to tear out his eyes.

Read The Daily Mail story HERE.