Married At First Sight groom Andrew Hill almost didn’t make it to the aisle to meet Vanessa, but it wasn’t because of nerves.
The 30-year-old revealed during Wednesday night’s episode that he was the victim of a coward punch attack three years ago that nearly killed him.
“It was definitely a big wake-up call to appreciate life a bit more and woke me up to the possibility of looking for love,” Andrew said on the show.
The former army combat engineer has now shared the traumatic incident with Channel 9’s The Fix, detailing how he was attacked by a group of strangers as he was walking home from dinner with friends on the Sunshine Coast.
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“After they king hit this other guy, about eight of them surrounded me and hit me from behind and cracked my skull. I face-planted on the concrete,” the aerodrome plant operator said.
“I had brain fluid coming out of my nose, and I was in hospital for about a month. It wouldn’t have taken much more to actually kill me.”
Andrew told The Fix that his attackers were never caught, in part due to lack of CCTV footage, and he felt he should keep up the hunt.