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'I Came Close To Death': Chris March Reveals He's Partially Paralyzed Year After Coma

Jul. 3 2018, Updated 1:59 p.m. ET

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Project Runway star Chris March is speaking out about his health—one year after his paralyzing accident.

As readers know, the star was put in a medically-induced coma after he suffered a horrific fall in his apartment, hit his head, and was unconscious for four days.

"I woke up and called 911 and somehow got to the hospital," explained March, 52, in an emotional Facebook post last month.

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"In the hospital all sorts of medical problems happened: My blood sugar was over 500. My organs started failing, my right lung collapsed, and they had to give me a tracheotomy and put me on a ventilator."

Doctors then put him into a coma, which lasted about two months.

"My kidneys failed, my lung kept collapsing, my gall bladder was infected. I had a wound on my right leg," admitted March. "My body went septic."

"I came close to death many times—they called my family and they were told if they wanted to say goodbye to come right away," he explained, adding that out of nowhere, after weeks of being in the coma, he "miraculously woke up."

The fashion designer said he didn't know where he was for a couple of months, and couldn't speak at all.

"I ended up being paralyzed in both legs from the knees down. My right hand and arm are paralyzed," he continued.

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For now, he is doing physical therapy in a medical facility in North Carolina. He has gone outside various times with the help of a wheelchair and can move several body parts and speak.

"This has been a long and extremely difficult journey, physically and emotionally. And I have a long way to go, just like Dorothy," joked March, referring to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

The beloved designer thanked his friends, fans and loved ones for donating to his GoFundMe page and being there to support him even when all hope seemed lost.

"I have good days and bad days and the worst days you can imagine, but I still have my brain, and for that miracle I am forever grateful," concluded Chris March, adding that on the plus side, he's lost 160 lbs. from his difficult health crisis.

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