'Dr Pimple Popper': Corey bullied over 'horn' cyst on forehead, called 'devil worshipper'
Corey revealed that back home in North Carolina people labeled the cyst as devil horn and were convinced that he was a devil worshipper
When patients show up at Dr Sandra Lee's clinic seeking help for their unusual skin conditions, they are usually more than ready to reveal their problem area and discuss about it openly. However 32-year-old Corey was so embarrassed by the cyst on his forehead that he was hesitant to even reveal it to Dr Lee on TLC's hit series 'Dr Pimple Popper'.
Corey, a resident of North Carolina turned to Dr Lee for help with removing an unsightly cyst growing on his forehead. In his introduction video, he explained how the cyst was making things really uncomfortable and difficult for him. Corey was in high school when he noticed a small bump on his forehead. The small bump quickly grew into a huge cyst that covered a major part of his forehead. People used to stare at him and bully him owing to the cyst. He later even revealed that back home in North Carolina people labeled the cyst as devil horn and were convinced that he was a devil worshipper.
Dr Lee was upset on hearing how people were treating Corey so poorly. She felt very bad for him as he was being discriminated due to his appearance. Aside from being bullied, the cyst was also wreaking havoc on his career. In order to hide the cyst, Corey began wearing a cap all the time. He worked as an HPAC installer, which meant that he catered to very high-profile clients. So when he went to their homes for installation, the clients would often complain about him wearing a cap. While some complained to his boss, others went to the extent of asking him to leave their home on seeing the cyst.
Needless to say, all this took a huge toll on Corey's confidence. Thankfully, Dr Lee could help him by popping the cyst. Since Corey was really afraid of needles and injections, she made sure that his forehead was properly numbed before beginning the procedure of removing the cyst. She cut it open and carefully drained the content of the cyst. She then removed the sac and stitched back his skin. Corey was beyond pleased on seeing his forehead look normal.
Later on, in the show, Corey revealed how Dr Lee helped him regain his self-confidence and zest for life. Now he doesn't hide under his cap anymore and doesn't think twice before going out in public. He also joked how comments of him being a devil worshipper had stopped.
'Dr Pimple Popper' airs every Wednesday at 9.8c on TLC.