If you got shot in the neck and the bullet miraculously missed every major artery as well as anything else that, you know, keeps you alive, what would you do?
If you're Australian journalist Adam Harvey, you tweet about it.
Harvey, the South East Asia correspondent for ABC, was covering a conflict between ISIS and the Philippines military in the Philippines on Thursday when he was hit by a stray bullet, BuzzFeed reports.
He used Twitter to keep worried followers up-to-date about his injury.
In addition to letting everyone know he was okay, Harvey also posted an intense image of his x-ray, which shows the bullet still lodged in his neck.
The image was captioned with just one word: "lucky." And he certainly was. Doctors told Harvey that the bullet stopped only one centimeter from his carotid artery, which branches off of the heart's aorta and runs through the neck up to the brain. If that artery had been hit, it's almost guaranteed that he would have died.
Harvey was flown to Manila for a surgery to remove the bullet, and the doctor immediately recognized it as an M-16 bullet from the x-ray.
"They know their slugs here," Harvey wrote in a tweet.
It took an hour for the doctors to get the bullet out of his neck, and now he's keeping it as a souvenir.
Refinery29 has reached out to Harvey for comment, and will update this article if we hear back.
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