Graham Norton reveals knife attacker left him for dead in the 1980s 3 months ago

Graham Norton reveals knife attacker left him for dead in the 1980s

“What’s so sad about the knife crime now is that everyone is a victim in the end.”

Graham Norton has revealed that he was attacked at knife point and left for dead in the 1980s.

The presenter said that he has had a knife pulled on him twice, and that the first time he was left fighting for his life.

“I lost a bit over half my blood. It was touch and go," he told The Mirror. 

“I did have someone pull a knife on me again a few years after the first stabbing but there were people around and it was fine.

“Somebody wanted money and had a knife."

Norton said that the second time he was held at knife point, he was outside a club and was able to get help immediately afterwards.

“What’s so sad about the knife crime now is that everyone is a victim in the end," he said.

"Because people are losing their lives and equally the kids stabbing people, their life is destroyed for nothing, for this stupid thing because they could get their head around the consequences."

Norton has spoken about the first near fatal attack before, saying that the incident was "very serious" and that he feared for his life.

"It was a mugging, I didn’t even realise I’d been stabbed in that classic way, because your adrenaline is pumping," he said in 2003.

“I looked down, and I saw all this blood. I lost a bit over half my blood. So it was very touch and go, I think.”

The Graham Norton Show returns to BBC One this Friday.

The presenter will be joined on the sofa by Dame Helen Mirren, Jack Whitehall, Simon Reeve, RuPaul and Normani.