As part of a stage act a man gets swords pushed through his body, magicians claim its authentic. He said he learned it from Indian fakirs.
A doctor says he had fistulas in his body. Imagine the pain you would have to go through to create these fistulas. To have something slowly pushed
through your body. Poking a hole through your ear, is not like poking a hole through your entire body with multiple organs and moving body parts.
Actually I find this explanation hard to believe....