A bodybuilder has risked his life by injecting oil into his body.

Bodybuilder pumps oil

Bodybuilder pumps oil

Valdir Segato, 48, has been pumping his body full of synthol injections for five years in a bid to gain bulbous muscles, although the unnatural method could kill him.

Despite the health risks Valdir has admitted his new frame, which has seen him gain an extra 25 kilograms in body mass, is a ''dream come true.''

Speaking to The metro newspaper, he said: ''This is a dream come true that I searched for and conquered.

''You look at your body and see that it's growing and you're going to want more.''

The construction worker - who lives in Brazil - has revealed his aesthetic has drastically changed from his younger days, which saw him lose weight after battling a drug addiction. He explained: ''There was a time in my life that I got involved with wrong things. I decided to change my life.''