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British man wakes up from coma as Matthew McConaughey

23 December 2014, 16:33

Los Angeles - A man has woken up from a coma speaking fluent French and thinking he is Matthew McConaughey.

The 25-year-old man suffered a brain haemorrhage after his car crashed on a busy motorway in Staffordshire, West England.

He remained in a coma for six days before waking up with the belief he was the 45-year-old Interstellar actor.

The man, Rory Curtis, recalled looking in the mirror and being confused at his reflection, admitting, ''at times I was in hospital thinking 'I can't wait to get out of here and back to filming movies.'''

He also revealed how he was perplexed by his ability to suddenly hold a conversation in French, having not studied it for over 10 years.

Speaking to the Daily Express newspaper, he added: ''I didn't even do French at GCSE so haven't studied it since Year 9 then all of a sudden I'm fluent in it.''

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