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Chris Birch, former rugger, claims a stroke turned him gay

Imagine going to bed one night straight and waking up the next morning gay. That's essentially what Welsh former rugby player Chris Birch is claiming happened after he suffered a stroke after doing a backflip to impress friends. The rugger, who was then engaged to his girlfriend, said he awoke from the incident suddenly gay. From the Daily Mail:

I was gay when I woke up and I still am. It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different. I wasn’t interested in women any more. I was definitely gay. I had never been attracted to a man before – I’d never even had any gay friends. But I didn’t care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings.

Birch is now gayer than Christmas, with a completely new look, a completely new boyfriend, and a completely new career as a hairdresser.

The best part of all of this is that Birch says he "wouldn't change a thing." I've often said if I could choose my sexual orientation (which I don't think I can), I'd choose to be gay. It is the best. Thing. Ever!