Padilla has nearly lost his life on several occasions and Sunday’s outing was another near-death encounter for the 43 year old. He was gored in the thigh and chest by the half-ton beast, leaving him with a punctured lung. His glass eye – the result of a previous bullfighting incident – was also knocked out of his head.
Apparently unphased by the incident, Padilla hopes to be back battling bulls within months. “It’s more than lucky, it’s a miracle: Once again the hand of God was on me,” he told Spanish agency EFe, as cited by The Local. “This was a bad one, but I’ll be back.”