TV presenter JJ Chalmers is competing in Strictly Come Dancing 2020.
In 2011 he was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
JJ Chalmers is competing Strictly Come Dancing 2020Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
What occurred to JJ Chalmers?
JJ Chalmers, 33 served in Afghanistan as a Royal Marine.
In 2011 he was on foot patrol in Helmand province of Afghanistan when an Improvised Explosive Gadget went off.
He advised Metro: “each time you stepped out the entrance door of certainly one of your checkpoints, you have been simply surrounded by these these lethal indiscriminate weapons.”
Explaining what occurred, he mentioned: “Sadly, certainly one of my associates stepped on certainly one of these units, the blast went off beneath his ft, and all of the garbage that will get thrown off of those IEDs are buried within the floor, simply got here my method and it simply pulverised my physique.”
JJ Chalmers was a Royal Marine in 2011
It prompted him critical accidents that required at least 30 operations and an intense rehabilitation process that concerned studying to stroll and gown himself once more.
After the explosion, he was taken to Camp Bastion, put in an induced coma, then flown again to the UK.
Medics needed to rebuild his elbow and the construction of his physique whereas he was within the coma.
JJ has since joked that it seems as if he is been bitten by a shark in his torso because of the flesh that was taken from there to repair his elbow.
JJ Chalmers needed to study to stroll and gown himself once moreCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
JJ advised Stark Discuss: “I keep in mind being on my again in additional ache than I’ve ever skilled. I felt like I’d been crushed.
“Each my arms had roughly come off.
“My proper arm simply wasn’t there on the time, my left hand had misplaced all of its fingers.
“The following factor I keep in mind is simply feeling utterly helpless.”
On one other event he advised Boys Don’t Cry : “Ultimately, after all, it was my girlfriend once I awakened in a hospital mattress who dragged me by all this nonsense. I wouldn’t be right here with out her.”
JJ went on to marry Kornelia Chitursko, his then-girlfriend.
It took JJ Chalmers 4 to 5 years to get used to his new physiqueCredit score: Confer with Caption
What are JJ Chalmers’ accidents?
JJ suffered numerous accidents, together with a crushed eye socket, damaged neck, burst ear drums, a destroyed elbow, and two lacking fingers.
It took him round 4 to 5 years to learn to use his new physique.
JJ has mentioned that Strictly Come Dancing will likely be a check for him.
He advised Metro: “I can barely elevate my arms above my head,” however that he is trying ahead to difficult his physique.
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight (November 7).