Man Wakes Up from Coma Thinking He's Famous Celebrity

What would be your first words waking up from a coma? For most people, they might be "What happened?" or "Where am I?" For one man, they were more along the lines of "All right, all right, allll riiight ..." Well, not sure if that's quite what he said, but it may have been what he was thinking, because according to 25-year-old Rory Curtis, when he woke up from a coma after being in a car accident, he thought he was Matthew McConaughey.


Curtis, who lives in London, suffered a massive brain injury when he was hit by a truck and then six more cars in a pile-up in Staffordshire, England. When he awoke in the hospital, his first thought was that he was Matthew McConaughey, and he says he was "shocked" when he finally made it to a mirror and realized he didn't look at all like the Oscar-winner.

Well, I suppose there are worse people you could wake up from a coma believing you are. What if it had been Justin Bieber? Curtis may have pissed in the hospital staff's sick bucket. Or if he thought he was Tori Spelling, he would have made a sad face at the camera and then posted something vaguely incendiary on Instagram. You can only imagine if he thought he was Kim Kardashian, he surely would have taken advantage of that cut-out in the back of his hospital gown. Jennifer Lawrence, he would have fallen out of bed. Bill Cosby??!!! We don't even wanna know!!

So, all things considered, not that bad to wake up thinking you're Matthew.

Eventually, Curtis told the Mirror UK:

Then slowly over time it eventually clicked and I thought, 'He is an actor, what am I on about?' But at times I was in the hospital thinking I can't wait to get out of here and back to filming movies. I was convinced I was him and that I had his good looks as well -- I know it was hopeful thinking really.

That must have been a sad day he realized he wasn't married to Camila Alves.

Only, strangely, Curtis never spoke with a Southern drawl -- instead he woke up speaking fluent French, despite having only taken a little bit of it in school. No word on why he didn't think he was Gerard Depardieu -- but who would you choose?

Who would you want to think you were after waking up from a coma?


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