Straight Rugby Player Wakes from Stroke and is now GAY

A straight RUGBY player suffered a stroke
during a freak gym accident which left him unconscious – only to
discover he was gay when he woke.

Birch, 26, quit his bank job to become a hairdresser, grew to hate
sport, called off his engagement to a girl  and started dating a man!

He was trying to impress his friends with a
back flip when he broke his neck and suffered a stroke. He was rushed
to hospital where his fiancee and family waited for news.

He spoke about the remarkable transformation after he came round.

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

“It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different”

Birch, of Ystrad Mynach, South Wales, said: “Suddenly I hated
everything about my old life. I didn’t get on with my friends, I hated
sport and found my job boring.

“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 recognized me and with my new look I became even more confident.”
He retrained as a hairdresser and now lives with his partner Jack Powell, 19, above the salon he works in.

sought advice from his neuro­logist who said the personality changes
could be due to the stroke opening up a different part of his brain.

Birch said: “I think I’m happier than ever, so I don’t regret the
accident. I’m nothing like the old Chris now but I wouldn’t change a

Stroke Association spokesman Joe
Korner said: “During recovery the brain makes new neural connections
which can trigger things people weren’t aware of, such as accent,
language or perhaps a different sexuality.”