What happened to JJ Chalmers and what are his injuries? | The Sun

JJ CHALMERS has become a much-sought after TV presenter, since is rise to to fame.

But before he became a known face on the telly, he was actually a soldier in the army.

What happened to JJ Chalmers?

JJ Chalmers previously served in Afghanistan as a Royal Marine.

In 2011 he was on foot patrol in Helmand province when an Improvised Explosive Device went off.

JJ told Metro: "every time you stepped out the front door of one of your checkpoints, you were just surrounded by these these deadly indiscriminate weapons."

Explaining what happened, he said: "Unfortunately, one of my friends stepped on one of these devices, the blast went off underneath his feet, and all the rubbish that gets thrown off of these IEDs are buried in the ground, just came my way and it just pulverised my body."

After the explosion, he was taken to Camp Bastion, put in an induced coma, then flown back to the UK.

Medics had to rebuild his elbow and the structure of his body while he was in the coma.

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JJ has since joked that it looks as though he's been bitten by a shark in his torso due to the flesh that was taken from there to fix his elbow.

JJ told  Stark Talk: "I remember being on my back in more pain than I’ve ever experienced. I felt like I’d been crushed.

"Both my arms had more or less come off.

"My right arm just wasn’t there at the time, my left hand had lost all of its fingers.

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"The next thing I remember is just feeling completely helpless."

On another occasion he told Boys Don’t Cry : "In the end, of course, it was my girlfriend when I woke up in a hospital bed who dragged me through all this nonsense. I wouldn’t be here without her."

What are JJ Chalmers' injuries?

The blast caused him serious injuries that required at least 30 operations and an intense rehabilitation process that involved learning to walk and dress himself again.

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His injuries included a crushed eye socket, broken neck, burst ear drums, a destroyed elbow, and two missing fingers.

It took him around four to five years to learn how to use his new body.

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