NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 1:46 PM
Meet the “real-life X-Man.”
Jamie “Canhead” Keeton has an extremely rare skin condition that turns him into a “human suction cup.”
Objects such as cans and bottles stick to Keeton’s head and other parts of his body without falling off, he says. Only three other people on the planet are known to have the same condition, according to the Illinois resident. He believes he’s the only one in the U.S. with the “suction” power.
“I feel like a lot of people consider me a real-life X-Man,” the 47-year-old Keeton told the Daily News on Thursday.
Doctors are baffled by Keeton’s condition, and he says he is reluctant to agree to certain medical tests he feels are intrusive.
Keeton says when he was a child, toys would stick to him. However, it was when he was when he was a young adult when he truly realized he had a gift.
After shaving his head, he attended a Chicago White Sox game when he was 23. While trying to catch a home run ball, he noticed his drink had disappeared.
“It was stuck to the back of my head,” he said.
Keeton, who lives in Evergreen Park, then realized he had a special talent. He says he can “shoot a can across the room just by moving a muscle.”
His condition also apparently keeps him very warm. He spoke to the Daily News while wearing a t-shirt and shorts while walking outside in Chicago, where it was below freezing, he said.
He says he has appeared on several high-profile TV shows, including “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He has also mingled with such celebrities as George Clooney and Adam Sandler.
Keeton says businesses pay him to wear their productions, and he would love to do commercials.
Occasionally he does get bizarre questions regarding his talent.
“People get personal and ask where I can get stuck at … and it’s a yes,” he told The News. “And it was an 80-year-old something person that asked me.”