News Corporation’s James Murdoch has gone under the knife to correct a condition that causes his nose to spontaneously grow.
It’s the second such operation in three months and comes a day after he released a statement denying all knowledge of widespread phone hacking at The News Of The World.
The first surgical reduction was performed in July shortly after Murdoch made a wooden appearance before a Commons committee.
Doctors are said to be baffled by the condition, which causes the nose of the apparent heir to Rupert Murdoch’s business empire to grow rapidly.
The ailment has affected Murdoch since his teenage years but has worsened dramatically of late.
“There were little spurts of growth during his adolescene,” a family friend told The News Grind.
“One time his dad came home late and found James quickly flicking from the Adult Channel to Fox News. When Rupert confronted him about it his son denied all knowledge of television pornography.
“Moments later James’ nose seemed to bulge and it stayed that way.”
In July Murdoch told politicians he was unaware of systematic wrongdoing at The News Of The World. And a day later his nose nearly took out an aide’s eye when it grew to the length of cucumber in under ten seconds.
After a successful operation Murdoch’s facial features stabilised until yesterday’s press release.
Murdoch awoke this morning as usual with an embarrassing erection – right in the middle of his face.
It has already been removed. But Murdoch has already pencilled in a further operation ‘just in case’ following news he is likely to be hauled before MPs for a second time.