A Vancouver chef who has worked on dishes including Chinese takeout and ramen noodles is recovering in hospital after being attacked by his saliva and falling into a coma.
Chef Bryczynski swallows his own spit after eating ramen noodle soup at a restaurant in Vancouver.
He is being treated in hospital.
The 32-year-old was rushed to hospital Sunday afternoon, but has since been discharged.
“I was just feeling fine.
He’s just a little bit shaken up, but we’re hoping he’ll be fine soon,” his wife, Maria, said Monday.
A hospital spokeswoman said Brys’s condition is stable and he will likely be released after surgery.
He was born in Montreal to Russian parents and moved to Canada at age 13, settling in Victoria.
His father, a restaurant manager, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 2001.
He has also worked in restaurants in Japan and China.
His wife said she was stunned when she first saw his face on TV.
Her husband has been in a coma since the attack on Monday, and is still undergoing medical treatment.
In the days leading up to the attack, Maria said her husband had been receiving phone calls from family and friends.
“(He) was on his phone talking about the day he got hit.
He was just so happy to be home,” she said.
This is not the first time Brysiynski has been attacked, but he is not one of the lucky ones, said the restaurant manager.
It was the second time he was attacked in less than a month.
On Oct. 30, Brysis’ family filed a lawsuit against the owner of a Vancouver sushi bar, claiming that he was the victim of a “hate crime” after the restaurant posted pictures of his face online.