Dizzee Rascal: ‘Getting stabbed was partly my fault’

'I should have just sped off' says rapper

Dizzee Rascal has said he was partially responsible for his near fatal stabbing six years ago.

The east London rapper was left hospitalised with six stab wounds after a group of four men began hounding him in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, in 2003.

“It was all in slow motion. It was partly my fault. I got off my bike, doing the bravery thing when I should have just sped off, but I don’t like to walk away,” Dizzee told The Daily Star. “I don’t like to be picked on. Growing up where I did you learn to fight.”

Dizzee Rascal added that he has only just begun to move on from the incident.

“Getting stabbed, it’s not glamorous,” he declared. “It was a bad time. I had internal bleeding in my chest so I was coughing up blood all the time, I was on a drip that was getting on my nerves.

“I didn’t want to make a meal of getting stabbed. And 50 Cent had already done it. I didn’t want to compete with getting shot nine times,” he said.