"I must have severe brain damage"
LOS ANGELES – USA – John Fandango, who has been in a prolonged coma for the past 25 years, has finally woken up. But, according to his lawyers, is now demanding to be put back into his coma state.
The man was said to be distraught after being told about what is going on at the moment.
Mr Fandango who was being cared for at Los Angeles’ UCLA hospital, was said to be inconsolable after reading a daily newspaper.
“I just woke up from a long term coma to see that the president is black, Michael Jackson is white and Arnold Schwarzanegger is the governor of California. I even read that Hillary Clinton is Secretary of State?” an agitated and shocked Mr Fandango told the LA Times.
Mr Fandango is now speaking to lawyers so that he can sue the hospital for “irreparable mental trauma” caused by the cessation of his coma.
“We have reason to believe that Mr Fandango may have inadvertently been woken up by a cleaner who accidentally bumped the bed. He has instructed us to present an injunction to the hospital in question for the breach of his human rights resulting in severe mental trauma,” Larry Silverstein Jnr. the attorney in charge of the case told reporters.
Hospital administrators, however, are at a loss as what to do next.
“You can’t just put someone back into a coma. Although, I do have an idea. Maybe we can make him watch 15 minutes of that British prime minister’s speeches. What’s the guy’s name? Yes, Gordon Brown. Hell, Mr Fandango would soon be back in his comatose state in no time and we would avert a multi-million dollar lawsuit,” the hospital’s chief administrator, Bud Dwyer M.D. said.