A 19st rugby player suffered a stroke while training - and discovered when he woke up that he was gay.
Chris Birch, 26, had proposed to his girlfriend and worked in a bank when he suffered a freak accident in the gym.
The rugby-loving Welshman was trying to impress his friends with a back flip but broke his neck and suffered a stroke.
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He was taken to the Royal Gwent hospital where his girlfriend and family waited for news - but said: 'I was gay when I woke up and I still am.'
His friends were stunned by the dramatic changes to his personality, especially his change in sexuality.
Chris said: 'It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different.
'I wasn't interested in women any more. I was definitely gay.
'I had never been attracted to a man before - I'd never even had any gay friends. But I didn't care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings.'
That's it. I'm giving up on the gym!