He was stabbed many times by a teen gang wielding pocket knives, who had robbed him.
But the brave Malaysian Nottingham University student chased his attackers and got his mobile phone back.
Mr Ahmad Izat Ahmad Mazni, 23, who survived the brutal attack in Britain's Nottingham last month, is still traumatised by the incident, reported Malaysia's The Star.
Mr Ahmad Izat, who is pursuing a degree in industrial economics, was walking to a friend's house at about 6.50pm on Jan 26 when a boy approached him and asked him for the time.
"It happened so fast. I was looking at my watch when two more boys armed with pocket knives appeared.
"They demanded my belongings and rifled through my clothes. They looked like they were 14 or 15 years old," Mr Ahmad Izat said in a phone interview.
He chased them after they took his wallet, mobile phone and watch.
"I shouted while running that they can have my money, but to give me back my identification documents," Mr Ahmad Izat said.
The boys then stopped and attacked him, stabbing him 14 times.
"I didn't feel the pain because I was so angry and I continued chasing them. Then, one of them returned my phone before they climbed a fence at a housing estate and disappeared," he said.
Mr Ahmad Izat walked to the nearest hospital, about 2km away, and called the police. He was found bleeding by the roadside by policemen and emergency medical staff and he needed 11 stitches for his wounds, reported Malaysian TV news channel Astro Awani.
Mr Ahmad Izat, who is from the Kuala Lumpur district of Ampang, said his family was shocked over the incident, adding that his mother was unhappy that Malaysian students would now feel unsafe in Nottingham.
He is recuperating at a house belonging to a friend and Nottingham Umno Club president Nik Zakirah Farhanis Zakimi.
Miss Nik Zakirah said Mr Ahmad Izat was staying with several friends who were taking care of him.
"He is very lucky that none of his arteries were pierced. He was stabbed on the abdomen, legs, chest, back and thighs. He was also injured on his head," she said, adding that Mr Ahmad Izat would have his stitches removed this week.
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