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Dizzee Rascal: Getting Stabbed Was "Partly My Fault"
Ben Hewitt , September 30th, 2009 07:02

Rapper takes responsibility for incident

Dizzee Rascal has claimed he was partly to blame when he was stabbed six years ago.

The rapper, who was admitted to hospital with six stab wounds after he was attacked by four men in Ayia Napa in 2003, told the Daily Star: "It was all in slow motion. It was partly my fault. I got off my bike doing the bravery thing when I should have just sped off, but I don't like to walk away.

"I don't like to be picked on. Growing up where I did you learn to fight."

He added: "Getting stabbed, it's not glamorous. It was a bad time. I had internal bleeding in my chest so I was coughing up blood all the time, I was on a drip that was getting on my nerves.

"I didn't want to make a meal of getting stabbed. And 50 Cent had already done it. I didn't want to compete with getting shot nine times."

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