Australian Man Speaks Mandarin After Coma

When something like a car crash happens, your life can change dramatically. The time you spend recovering can teach you a lot about yourself, but for one Australian man it changed his life forever, when he woke from a coma and found himself speaking fluent Mandarin.

Fighting for his life

A serious car crash put Ben McMahon into a coma, and both family and doctors were just hoping that he would pull through and come out of the coma.
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His father said in an interview that they received the call from the hospital to say that his son was waking up, and they were overjoyed. The joy did not last too long.

The doctor tried to break the news of Ben’s development as gently as they could, reportedly saying “I don’t know how to say this, but Ben’s speaking Mandarin.”


Though Ben had learned Mandarin in school, he says that he was never very fluent in it. His new language was a slight concern to his parents, as it took a few days for him to begin speaking English again, but he seemed to have fully recovered from his accident. Ben has since gone on to present a TV show in Mandarin and also relocating to Shanghai, where his new found language skills can be put to good use.

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