(NEWSER) – Billy McNeely had been bothered by back pains and a persistent itch for three years, but when he scratched it Monday night, he felt something hard and sharp. His girlfriend poked around and discovered why—it was a knife blade, inside his back. McNeely hightailed it to the emergency room, where doctors took out a three-inch blade, reports the Canadian Press.
The 32-year-old Northwest Territories man says he was stabbed five times in April 2010, after a birthday party arm-wrestling match turned ugly. "They stitched me up and bandaged me up," says McNeely. "They never took X-rays."