TV presenter JJ Chalmers is competing in Strictly Come Dancing 2020.
In 2011 he was injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
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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 System went off.
He instructed 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 stated: “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 approach and it simply pulverised my physique.”
JJ Chalmers was a Royal Marine in 2011
It induced him severe 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 appears 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 be taught to stroll and gown himself once moreCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
JJ instructed Stark Speak: “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 subsequent factor I keep in mind is simply feeling fully helpless.”
On one other event he instructed Boys Don’t Cry : “In the long run, in fact, it was my girlfriend after I wakened 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: Discuss with Caption
What are JJ Chalmers’ accidents?
JJ suffered plenty of 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 discover ways to use his new physique.
JJ has stated that Strictly Come Dancing will likely be a check for him.
He instructed Metro: “I can barely elevate my arms above my head,” however that he is wanting ahead to difficult his physique.
Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight (November 7).