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international news _ Jonty Skrufff _ 5th July 2005

Hard Trance Star Escapes Death In Horrific Boating Accident

John 00 Fleming was run over by a speedboat and seriously injured last weekend, leaving him hospitalized and forced to cancel his gigs until at least July 22.

"John was enjoying the hot weather with friends down near Brighton UK at the weekend when he came off the back of an inflatable doughnut and subsequently got hit by the boat that was towing him," his press agents said in a press release about the incident.

"Fortunately he survived with a collapsed lung, four broken ribs and a deep gash to his arm. Often this type of accident can prove fatal but John was luckily wearing a life jacket, which took the brunt of the propeller. Without it the blades would have sliced through his chest," they added.

The unlucky trance star suffered an even worse near death trauma 17 years ago when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer when he was just 20.

"I was literally given three months to live," John recalled in an interview with Skrufff several years ago, "But something inside me told me that I wasn't ready to go, I wouldn't know how to explain it, I just really, really wanted to live."

"Being in a hospital for such a long time, you get used to seeing people who give up their will to live. I remember another guy there with a similar problem, and I was the worst gone, but he just couldn't get out of his depression," he continued.

"I tried to pick him up in any way I could but he couldn't be bothered, and in the end he died. I was always ready to go and never lost my sense of humour, I played jokes on the nurses . . . that was my way of coping with it all," he explained.

John is expected to be released from hospital 'within a few days' his agents added.

Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

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