A Washington state man who survived a samurai sword attack by his girlfriend said she "scared the living poop out of me."
Alex Lovell remains hospitalized following the ambush by Emily Javier on March 2 at their Camas home.
"I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart," the 29-year-old Lovell tells the Oregonian in a Facebook message. "I've been preparing my whole life for something like this."
Cops say Javier taped the sword and two knives to the side of their bed. She grabbed the sword after he fell asleep and attacked him.
The stunned Lovell relied on martial arts training and what he saw in Kung Fu movies, he told the newspaper.
"I was able to wing chun my way to survival," Lovell told the Oregonian.
He said he got Javier into a bear hug.
"I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me," he told the newspaper. "I told her I loved her, and she was killing me. She needed to call police, or I was going to die."
Javier did call for help, and Lovell was found bleeding with blood on the walls.
He suffered wounds and cuts all over his body, telling the Columbian in an interview that doctors had to reattach his fingers.
"It just constantly burns and little spasms make me jump out of my seat. Ouch," he emailed the Washington-based newspaper.
Lovell posted a picture of himself in a wheelchair six days after the attack: "I'm able to stand and sit (with a little help). Let's goooo!"
He told the Columbian that he should be able to walk in six months, saying "it’s going to take hard work and dedication to relearn how to use my hands and legs."
He believes that playing the computer video game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" prepared him for the attack, according to the Oregonian. He said he sometimes spent 12 hours a day focusing on the game.
"I wasn't a sweaty nerd, more of an Ethlete," Lovell wrote to the Oregonian.
Javier, facing attempted murder charges, attacked him because she said she found a Tinder app on his phone and claimed he had been unfaithful. She was also unhappy with all the time he spent playing video games.
Lovell denies cheating on the 30-year-old Javier: "I barely had time to hang out with my girlfriend, let alone another girl," he told the Oregonian.
He said he had removed the Tinder app after meeting Javier.
"Basically, she was delusional," he told the newspaper.