A matador who lost an eye after being gored by a bull, has been gored in the same eye nearly five years to the day since the first accident. Juan Jose Padilla, 43, was rushed to hospital on Saturday after being gored on the left-hand side of his face by a 600kg bull during the Pilar Fair in Zaragoza – the same festival where he lost his eye in 2011. He was not seriously injured in Saturday’s incident and doctors ruled out any internal injuries.
Padilla wears a patch after his accident five years ago, which made him a national hero but left him partially blind. Now nicknamed ‘the Pirate’, he told GQ magazine in 2012 that his injuries were just part of bullfighting but had made “no difference” to his performance as a matador.