The photos are real and the bullfighter is Spanish
matador, Julio Aparicio, who according London's Telegraph news service,
narrowly escaped death by the skin of his teeth after he was horrifically gored in a Madrid
bullfight by a half-ton bull on May 21, 2010.
The Telegraph said
that Aparicio, 41, was carrying out a pass with his red cape when he
lost his footing and stumbled in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid,
Spain. The charging bull managed to tear one of its horns into the
matador's throat, pierced all the way through his jaw and
emerged through the bullfighter's mouth.
The matador was
immediately treated in the bullring's medical ward by a team of on
staff surgeons. Once stabilized he was
transferred to the October 12 Hospital in Madrid where doctors worked
for 6 hours to perform emergency reconstruction of the bullfighter's jaw,
tongue and roof of his mouth. The matador spent the weekend in
grave condition and the hospital released a statement, after moving him
from the intensive care ward, that "Mr Aparicio's condition was
'evolving favorably' and that his prognosis was 'less serious'."
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