'I should have just sped off' says rapper
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.