Samuel Johnson has opened up about his “near-death” experience after being hit by a car back in June.

The 43-year-old opened up about the terrifying accident in an interview with The Project.

“I pulled into a slip road and went and had a wee and woke up a couple of weeks later,” he shared.

“I wasn’t expected to survive. I nearly died. My face was really a mess, basically my whole right side was cactus. I inhaled glass.”

“I got hit between 40 and 50km/h by a small white vehicle. I broke my skull, I fractured my upper neck, and luckily my face bore the brunt of the impact, so my face saved my brain from a lot of the damage,” he added.

“Basically I got hit fairly badly and by the time they got me to hospital, they rushed me into ICU, I tanked, and I had two loved ones with me, I was told later, that were put into the death room – the one with the fridge and the couch where you are private and you are able to be told the bad news.”


10 days later, Samuel woke up with no memory of what happened, speaking in a Russian accent.

“It was weird waking up. I woke up and I was really way more famous than I ever remembered being.

“[I thought] photographers were trying to get at me while I was inside and I wasn’t in a hospital – I was either in a mental home or my drink had been spiked.

“Maybe I was kidnapped, maybe I was clinically insane. So, I thought all kinds of things. I was Russian for a while, I spoke with a heavy Russian accent in three-word sentences for a couple of days, and then I was a Japanese 11-year-old girl.

“Basically happens when your brain gets wobbled is you go loopy,” he explained.

Watch Samuel’s full interview above.