A controversial celebrity personal trainer with the nickname & # 39; Muscle Maker & # 39; who was imprisoned for selling steroids has opened up to his own & # 39; personal hell & # 39; behind bars.
James Blatch, 30, was one of Sydney & # 39; s most requested personal trainers, with an elite customer list and more than 22,000 followers on social media.
But despite his professional successes, Blatch's personal life flowed out of control, which came to a halt when he was arrested for the delivery of steroids on the morning of June 26, 2015.
James Blatch, 30 (photo), was one of Sydney & # 39; s most requested personal trainers, with an elite customer list and more than 22,000 followers on social media
While Batch's professional life (shown) flourished, his personal life got out of hand, which came to a halt when he was arrested for delivering steroids in 2015
Honestly against The age, the 30-year-old described how his life changed from fast cars & photo shoots to the highly flammable mini universe of prison.
Blatch recalled how within four months of his detention, first at Silverwater Prison in Western Sydney and then in Long Bay, he realized that safety is never guaranteed.
Although his shaved head, physical size and personal trainer skills could help keep him safe, he knew that any subtle trigger could result in violent bloodshed between prisoners.
That was exactly the case on a morning at the beginning of October 2015, when Blatch stuck a right-hand corner to his jaw, making him dazed by a bloody face.
Blatch said he remembered that his attacker told him a few days earlier & # 39; the evil eye & # 39; had given, but why he was upset that morning was a mystery to him.
The 30-year-old remembered how, within a few moments of the first blow, a second and then a third prisoner dragged him around like a rag doll, beating and kicking him.
Blatch said he had slipped in and out of consciousness during the trial and was about to be stabbed with an improvised knife until his friend & # 39; protector & # 39; intervened.
While his protector intervened, Blatch managed to pick himself up and run to the nearest exit, where a guard led him to the infirmary.
Blatch (photo) described how his life changed from fast cars & photo shoots to the highly flammable mini universe of prison
One morning in early October 2015, Blatch (photo) remembered how he was holding a right-hand corner to his jaw, making him dazed by a bloody face
As a result of the incident, his lower gums were crushed and two of his front teeth were knocked out – one of them was in the back of his throat.
He was transferred to the emergency department at Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, where he received 36 stitches without pain relief – due to his history of recreational drug use.
& # 39; If that attack had lasted only a few seconds longer, I sincerely believe that I would have been killed or brain damage would have occurred because it would have turned to stomping and stabbing, & # 39; said Blatch.
Since the attack, Blatch (photo) has spent nearly $ 12,000 on dental work and is equipped with a temporary prosthesis to replace the meanwhile lost teeth during the attack.
The 30-year-old believes that if it wasn't for his protector and the squad guards intervened, the outcome could have been much worse.
Since the attack, Blatch has spent nearly $ 12,000 on dental work and is equipped with a temporary prosthesis to replace the lower teeth lost during the attack.
But despite the expensive and timely attempts to restore his jaw to its original function, he is still unable to fully close his jaw.
& # 39; Every time I chew or laugh, there is a strange sensation that can drag me there almost four years later, & # 39; he said.
Blatch, 30 (photo), was one of Sydney & # 39; s most requested personal trainers, until he was arrested in his Sutherland home for delivering steroids in 2015
Blatch was released two weeks later, after serving four months behind bars, with strict bail conditions, including a move to Adelaide to live with his mother.
As part of his conditions, he was required to adhere to a curfew between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and report daily to his local police station.
In 2017, he was allowed to return to Sydney with less strict conditions, which were eventually canceled and replaced by a community correction order last year.
Although the attack is a thing of the past, Blatch said the experience has still left him with a post-traumatic stress disorder.
& # 39; It's the scenes that keep repeating in your head and you think it was terrible, & # 39; he said.
The police said at the time of his arrest that they found bottles of steroids, large amounts of steroid tablets and GHB – also known as liquid ecstasy – in his possession.
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