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Eddie Hall Discusses The Terrifying Moment He Thought He Was Dying After World Record 500kg Deadlift

Eddie Hall Discusses The Terrifying Moment He Thought He Was Dying After World Record 500kg Deadlift

Eddie Hall has candidly discussed how he thought he was going to die after completing his world record 500kg deadlift back in 2016.

Hall smashed the record four years ago but immediately after the lift it was clear to see he'd suffered some scary damage.

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'The Beast' posted a video to his YouTube channel detailing the event and he genuinely feared for his life.

"It was at this point I realised I was actually going blind, I lost the vision in the centre of my eye, I couldn't see around it," the 32-year-old began.

"It was like an arc-eye effect, and that's when I got quite scared.

"I remember laying down on my back and staring at the ceiling and this horrible, sort of hallway, behind the arena.

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"Just staring at this commercial ceiling with all air ducts and everything, and I thought this is where I'm going to die.

"This is it, this is where Eddie Hall dies.

Image Credit: Eddie Hall/YouTube
Image Credit: Eddie Hall/YouTube

"People were wiping blood out of my ears, I had blood coming out my tear ducts in my eyes, the blood was still coming out my nose.

"I think it was something pretty evident that I did something pretty serious, I blew something up in my head that was pretty nasty."

The Brit then goes on to reveal it took a number of hours for his heart rate to return to normal following the deadlift.

He then went on to describe the scary moments he forgot how to drive a car.

Image Credit: Eddie Hall/YouTube
Image Credit: Eddie Hall/YouTube

"I went to drive my car home and I, physically or mentally, could not drive the car.

"I couldn't work out how to work my gear stick, I couldn't work out what the steering did.

"Apart from the bad brain bleed and the signs of concussions afterwards, I recovered in two weeks, mentally and physically."

Hall's record has since gone on to be beaten by longtime rival 'The Mountain', real name Hafthor Bjornsson, who lifted 501kg earlier this month.

Bad blood between the pair has simmered for years following an incident at 2017's World's Strongest Man and they'll settle their differences inside a boxing ring.

The contest is set to take place in Las Vegas in September 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Eddie Hall/YouTube

Topics: Boxing News, Eddie Hall, Boxing, Strongman, Athletics, Rivalries, The Mountain, Hafthor Bjornsson

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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