Sugababes star Amelle Berrabah’s boyfriend Freddie Fuller is telling his story to News of the World after the 25-year-old was victim of a savage machete attack on Christmas Eve. “Something told me to look over my shoulder,” Fuller told the tab from his hospital bed as Amelle looked on. “I don’t know if it was a sixth sense but as I did I saw a silver blade flash past my eyes and on to my elbow. I looked down and saw the blade heading back up. I thought ‘What the hell’ and tried to lift my left hand to stop another blow. But I couldn’t move it. I looked down and saw my arm had almost been cut in half—I could see where the bones and tendons had been severed. The only thing keeping it on was the muscle on the side. Then out raced the blood. I just shouted out: ‘You fu**ing idiot – you chopped off my arm.’ But before I could take another breath, I felt a cut come across the left arm and I could see blood gushing out. It was flowing so fast, there was a puddle on the ground. I kept shouting ‘Get me an ambulance!'”
Fuller had lost four pints of blood by the time he had been rushed by ambulance to the hospital. “The doctors have told me I am lucky to be alive, based on the amount of blood I lost,” he said. “I really thought as the machete kept coming at me, ‘This blow will cut me in half – I am going to die here.’ But I was not actually in that much pain My adrenaline was pumping, and something inside was telling me to stay alive. It’s difficult to explain but none of what was happening felt real. I was fighting to survive.”
The full story and several pictures of Fuller in his hospital bed at newsoftheworld.co.uk have since been removed.