"The thing that really went through my head was 'that didn't hurt.' I said I must not have been gored. . . . Maybe he just scooped me up with his horns and just lifted me without piercing me. But when I saw my pants were torn, I knew." The Old Neighborhood author Bill Hillman explained toEsquire the lack of pain he felt after being gored by a 1,300-pound bull on his tenth Running of the Bulls in Spain last week—that is, until he got to the hospital: "If you could take a live electrical wire and stick it inside of your body about four inches, that's the kind of pain that it was. It was absurdly shocking pain." ABC News, NBC News,NBC Chicago, ITV, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, NPR's Two-wayblog, the Daily Beast, Dallas News, Inquisitr, and New York News all covered the story. An interview with Hillman is set to air this Saturday on NPR/All Things Considered and the Washington Post requested an op-ed for this weekend's edition. Salon is also planning on running a long form essay and interview.
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