Why Charlie Teo went bare with family, colleagues and strangers

Charlie Teo (right) and a Brain Cancer Warriors during Sydney Skinny. Picture: Supplied.

Megan Palinnews.com.au

PROMINENT neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo employs several strategy to keep his ego in check.

According to Teo, who has acquired luminary station as a orator and whistleblower for a surgical profession, it’s critical to keep one’s feet planted resolutely on a ground.

“As a conduct of a surgical group and with a repute and luminary station I’ve got, it’s really easy to consider of oneself as an unequal,” Teo told news.com.au.

“One of a misfortune things about my station is that everybody thinks that since I’m a illusory nuerosurgeon, I’m also a illusory chairman with no flaws; a good husband, chairman and father.

“But I’m not perfect, we all have a flaws.

“I have highway fury and swear during people.

“So each now and afterwards we need to be brought down to earth and put flatly on a ground.”

It’s a idea Teo is prepared to go to unusual lengths to achieve.

Even if that means swallowing his honour and singing on entertainment to his staff or station sheer exposed on a swarming beach with them in extended daylight.

“I take my surgical group to karaoke once a week,” he said.

His favourite marks to belt out during a staff sing-a-longs embody Chris de Burgh’s ‘Lady in Red’ and Elvis’ ‘The Wonder of You’.

“I’ve got a terrible voice and that creates it really tough to consider you’re improved than anyone else when you’re singing infront of them like that,” he said.

“The other approach of doing it (proving equality) is being exposed infront people.”

Teo is referring to a Sydney Skinny eventuality that he totally bare off for, along with his surgical team, dual of his children and about 1250 other swimmers, on Sunday.

The gangling dipping event, that raises income for a McGrath Foundation and a Foundation of National Parks and Wildlife, is in a fourth uninterrupted year.

Swimmers take partial in a annual Sydney Skinny during Cobbler's Beach on Feb 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Getty Images

Swimmers take partial in a annual Sydney Skinny during Cobbler’s Beach on Feb 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Teo pronounced he decideded to take partial in a 900m march after Sydney Skinny eventuality organiser Nigel Marsh put a offer on a list over dinner.

“He’s a motivational orator so he’s really persuasive,” Teo said.

“I suspicion ‘if I’m going to do it afterwards so is my surgical group and my kids’.

“It’s a group building suggestion and it’s critical to get out of your comfort zone.”

It’s utterly a sobering jump to pierce a staff fastening practice from a dimly illuminated karaoke bar in a city to a bustling Sydney beach where a imperative dress formula reads ‘naked’ and a object shines bright.

But Teo pronounced he didn’t have any difficulty convincing others to join him and his ‘Brain Cancer Warriors’ team.

“Two of my 4 daughters and their boyfriends, medical students and visiting general nuerosurgeons – one from a US and one from Spain – all did it with me,” he said.

Teo pronounced he was assured in his physique though certified he felt a bit concerned about being exposed around his relatives, colleagues and strangers, before to a swim.

“I suspicion it would be confronting,” he said.

“We all had a turn of stress where we suspicion people would be looking during us though a organiser Nigel Marsh finished an extraordinary criticism before we got in a H2O and pronounced ‘this is not about you, don’t agree yourself, no one wants to demeanour during you’.”

The eventuality was non-competitve and un-timed though Teo has never been one to bashful divided from a self-imposed plea – afterall he’s built his veteran repute on it.

“I’m a bit rival so we brought my swimming goggles,” he said.

Swimmers take partial in a annual Sydney Skinny during Cobbler's Beach on Feb 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images.

Swimmers take partial in a annual Sydney Skinny during Cobbler’s Beach on Feb 28, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images

Charlie Teo addressing a throng during a Walk4BrainCancer in Shelly Beach.

Charlie Teo addressing a throng during a Walk4BrainCancer in Shelly Beach.Source:News Corp Australia

It was usually final week Teo finished headlines when he called for a stately elect into the

apparent enlightenment of bullying and nuisance in Australia’s surgical profession. But Teo’s bomb claims were distant from his thoughts as he swam sheer naked, with a sea of strangers and a handful of staff during Cobblers Beach, Middle Head yesterday.

Teo pronounced a eventuality was all about fun and lifting income for charity.

“Everyone was shouting and smiling and observant hello to finish strangers in a nude,” he said.

He described a knowledge as “contagious and exhilarating” though pronounced it has not desirous him to turn a nudist in his gangling time.

“What it’s finished is assured me to be some-more coercive and persusasive with my group (members who didn’t come) subsequent year,” Teo said.

“It was a good group fastening experience.”

But it competence take a while for a surgical members of a Brain Cancer Warriors to reinstate eye hit behind in a handling entertainment on Monday.

“One of a visiting nuerosurgeons from overseas, where I’m revered, used to provide me like a God and called me ‘sir’,” Teo said.

“But now that he’s seen my willy I’m not utterly certain he’ll provide me with a same respect.

“If we get some-more honour afterwards he thinks I’m improved included than him.

“But if there’s reduction honour afterwards it contingency be a other approach around.”

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