"Usually it's in my ear all day anyway - friends suggested to leave it in there and just plug my ear into the powerpoint at night to charge it. But I did get a little worried and thought 'This is not good, this is really not good at all'."
Mr Gardner told the Northern Territory News it crossed his mind to use his pocket knife to remove the unwanted gear from his ear.
"I realised I didn't want to see myself going to a doctor to put my ear back on after I chopped it off.
"So I used a spoon."
Some skin came off along with the earpiece. Link -via Arbroath