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Professor Green tears up as he remembers calling Nan to say goodbye after being stabbed
Professor Green is one of the new participants of John Bishops In Conversation series (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Professor Green has spoken about how he called his Nan to say goodbye after being stabbed, convinced that he was going to die.

Speaking on an upcoming episode of John Bishop: In Conversation, Pro Green – real name Stephen Manderson – reveals that in the immediate aftermath his first thoughts was to call home, as he was sure he wasnt going to make it.

Green has long documented his story of being stabbed with a broken bottle in a nightclub in 2009, which resulted in an eight year prison sentence for the culprit, Anthony Jones.

Professor Green tears up as he remembers calling Nan to say goodbye after being stabbed
The star called his nan to say goodbye to her in the aftermath of the attack (Picture: Channel 4)

Discussing the incident in depth with the comedian-turned-interviewer, the pair agreed that a combination of machismo, ego and drinking ultimately led to the fateful incident.

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If it was a knife it wouldve killed me, the rapper revealed. We both got broken up, we got arrested, and my phone had fallen out of my pocket.

I could see the looks on peoples faces, but I felt relatively calm, which was shock, and I asked them to pass me my phone.

I phoned my nan and I felt so guilty as I said “Nan, Im so sorry, you put so much into making life better for me, Im forever grateful, but I dont think Im ever going to see you again.”

Professor Green tears up as he remembers calling Nan to say goodbye after being stabbed
The star has always been open about the incident and has spoken openly about it since (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

The singer then teared up before gathering himself and adding: But then I went to hospital, and it was fine.

Admitting that his bravado caused him to initially square up to Jones, Green told Bishop: He got right in my face to the point where his nose touched mine and he said: “You think youre the baddest boy here?” and I went bang and I pushed him and said “My heads harder than yours, what are you gonna do?” And he didnt do anything.

Five minutes later, I heard a bit of noise and someone saying hes got something in his hand, turned and got stabbed like that in the neck.

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John also added that he was shocked that Jones wasnt a common thug but a student studying for a masters in business before the incident occurred.

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His life couldve been so different – and thats what annoys me about it, Professor Green added. I dont harbour any grudges. I dont know why, I should hate him.

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I just wish he made a different decision.

John Bishop: In Conversation With… begins 5 July on Channel W.

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