Chris Birch, 26-year old rugby-playing straight man from Ystrad Mynach (South Wales), claims he woke up homosexual after suffering a stroke during a freak training accident when he attempted a back flip and broke his neck. Not only did he turn gay, he also turned into a hairdresser.
“I was gay when I woke up and I still am,” he said. “It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different. I wasn’t interested in women any more.
“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.”
Prior to the accident, Mr Birch was planning on settling down with his girlfriend and spent weekends playing sport and drinking with his mates.
“I started to take more pride in my appearance, bleached my hair and started working out. I went from a 19st skinhead, to a 11st preened man.
People I used to know barely recognised me and with my new look I became even more confident.”
He now lives with his partner Jack Powell, 19, above the salon he works in.
Advice to Chris – don’t do any more flips or you might turn back straight!