Rugby player wakes up gay after stroke

FRESNO, California

/*Chris Birch*/, 26, was engaged to be married when he broke his neck and suffered a stroke while attempting a backflip.

The injuries left him in the hospital in a coma for several days. But when he regained consciousness, Birch claimed to be gay.

Since the change he's ditched his job in a bank and is training to be a hairdresser. He also broke up with his fiancé and soon to be wife.

Birch's neurologist attributes the changes to the stroke. The doctor says it opened up a different part of Birch's brain.

Two years ago another British man awoke from a stroke to find he could paint and draw in incredible detail, despite not being able to do so before his accident.

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