Angus Cloud Said A Head Injury Gave Him ‘Brain Damage’

The scar on Angus Cloud’s head is real — and the story about how he got it is kind of wild.

The euphoria star recently explained that when he was just a young teenager, he was alone late at night when he accidentally fell into a construction ditch.

“I woke up 12 hours later at the bottom. I was trapped. I eventually climbed out after — I don’t know how long,” Angus revealed in an interview with Variety.

He continued, “It was hella hard to climb out, because my skull was broken, but my skin wasn’t, so all the bleeding was internal, pressing up against my brain. But they weren’t gonna find me down there.”

With a skull injury and broken fingers, he went into “survival mode” and managed to climb out of the 10-foot-deep ditch — and hopped on the bus home to his mom’s house.

“I was a kid! I was 14 or 15. She thought I was on drugs, ’cause my pupils was hella dilated,” he said, adding, “I was trying to tell her what happened, but I could only start a sentence — I couldn’t finish it. So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna go sleep in my bed.'”

Thankfully, his mom realized something was terribly wrong and didn’t let him go to sleep — which Angus says would have surely killed him.

“I would have died. She gave me some water, and I started throwing up hella mouthfuls of crimson red blood. Shit was crazy. So then my mama took me to the children’s hospital, and they saved my life,” Angus shared.

He added, “They cut my head open, they put some screws and a plate over where I broke my skull and — shit, sealed me back up, and that was that.”

Following the surgery, he spent five days in the ICU “loaded off morphine” and then a few more days recovering in less intensive care.

While he admits the “brain is so fragile,” he says he’s grateful that it’s “damn near like nothing really happened.”

“I’m so blessed to just have minor brain damage. You know, it’s so minor it ain’t even really worth speaking about,” Angus said.

While recovering, Angus did physical therapy and some speech therapy, but “only for a couple weeks” because he wasn’t a big fan.

As for lasting effects of the accident, Angus says his speech is probably a “little bit slower” and he sometimes will “scribble-scrabble two words together” — but he’s just thankful to be alive.

You can read all that Angus had to say here.

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