DEPECHE MODE star Dave Gahan was forced to remove the 'geish' piercing between his testicles and his anus when one of his kids quizzed him about the ring that dangled there.

The LEAVE IN SILENCE singer had the sensitive area pierced years ago after hearing it was one of the most erotic areas to add jewellery.

He tells US magazine Blender, "I would beg to differ with that. I don't know if any piercing is erotic, really. For me, it was probably about the pain.

"I knew it was time to get rid of it when one of my kids noticed it and was like, 'Why do you have an earring in your a**?'"