Melbourne boy wakes from coma speaking Mandarin, goes on to TV stardom in China

February 21, 2016

Language skills are amazing things and sometimes they seem almost to creep up on some people. Melbourne's own Ben McMahon was in a serious car accident and ended up in a coma. On waking from his coma, he began speaking Chinese - and not English - much to the surprise of his family. He has since kept improving his Chinese language skills and has become a TV sensation in China - where he co-comperes a TV show in Chinese! With a potential TV audience of 1.3 billion people, it looks like Ben has his career mapped out for him.

In this video clip,  we follow the story form coma to TV star.

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