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Ryan Reynolds Hit By A Drunk Driver As A Teen: Actor Opens Up About Horrifying Accident

08/04/2011 11:03 am 11:03:35 | Updated Oct 04, 2011

When he was 19-years-old, "The Change-Up" star was having a good time and partying with friends in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Instead of driving home after drinking all night, he decided to "be responsible" and walk home. But while he was walking home, he was struck by a drunk driver and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital.

Reynolds spent three days in a coma.

Recalling the incident in a recent interview with CTV News, the 34-year-old actor said, "Broke every bone in my left side...I woke up three days later. And I remember my dad sitting there... (with) a vomit tray. And I guess I had been heaving in my unconscious. And nothing says love like painting someone with three-day-old Gin Rummies. Just soaked the man head to toe in my vomit."

Although he made a full recovery, Reynolds said that the incident is still taking its toll on his body.

”Since then, I’ve been a rickety, broken mess.”

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