Naked Martin Opens Up About Stag Party That Spiked And Assaulted Him
There are two kinds of people in this world: people who know who Naked Martin is, and people who don't know who Naked Martin is.
If you belong to the latter camp, allow me to enlighten you. Basically, Naked Martin is a guy called Martin who has earned a level of viral fame by being naked - and doing various things while naked.
Lifelong nudist Martin Belcher, from Hampshire, UK, had his life turned upside down around four years ago when a friend of his asked him to take a picture of himself naked holding up a 'Happy 40th Birthday' message for his wife. The friend printed the message on a card, everyone at the birthday party loved it - and asked for Martin's number.
Fast-forward to the present day and the 51-year-old has packed in his job at a call centre to be Naked Martin full-time: sending personalised messages (while naked) and making guest appearances at parties across the continent (again, while naked).
But while Martin loves his newfound career as an 'adult entertainer', it all went very badly wrong on a stag do in Ibiza in June, when Martin was assaulted, spiked and left choking on his own vomit.
Speaking to LADbible, Martin said: "The stag was sat on a seat with his back to me and I had my green mankini on and the guy said, 'Would you just go up and hug him from behind?'.
"So I did that, and he turned around and punched me right in the face. I went flying on the floor. He then went and smashed a statue as well in the midst of turning around, and then one of the other guys held me down and shoved a bung of ketamine up my nose, which wasn't very nice.
"Then my nose felt really weird, it was kind of like a sharp feeling. I sat on a bar stool and within 10 minutes I lost the use of my legs. I just felt completely out of it. I couldn't even focus properly and I remember one of the hotel staff was asking who was going to pay for the statue that was smashed."
Despite clearly being in a bad way, the party then abandoned Martin.
He said: "They all laughed and walked off and left me at the bar, on my own, I couldn't even walk.
"I managed to make my way down to the reception area and I remember being outside the hotel on the floor vomiting. I was literally choking on my own vomit; it was quite serious at that stage, it could have really gone badly.
"Luckily one of the lads saw I was in trouble and he came over and helped me up till I stopped vomiting, then he got me a cab and he took me to a hotel in San Antonio and paid for a room for me."
The experience left Martin battered, bruised and badly shaken, and his business partner advised him to pack it all in. But Martin didn't want to let his fans down and has made 15 to 20 guest appearances since that 'have all been amazing' - adding that he has forgiven the party who spiked and assaulted him.
But as well making appearances at birthdays and stag parties, Martin's bread and butter income is made by sending personalised messages - some of which go way beyond a bit of nudity. Indeed, a section of Martin's website is dedicated to 'extreme video' requests, and inevitably, some of them get very odd indeed.
What's the weirdest thing he's ever been asked to do?
"One guy WhatsApped me and said: 'Would you lightly slit your throat, so a little bit of blood runs down onto your chest, and write my name in the blood on your chest?
"I took one look at it and I blocked him immediately, because I thought there was something wrong with that guy."
To those of you familiar with Martin's content, it may seem like there is nothing he won't do - but there are certain lines he will not cross.
Martin said: "I won't do anything that harms me, that's my rule. Anything that physically harms me I won't do.
"So anything that involves knifes or trying to suffocate myself, which somebody has asked for before now - put a bag over my head until I'm literally at the point where I pass out - I said, 'nope, I'm not doing that'.
"Some of it is really dangerous. One guy even asked me once if I would pretend to hang myself; I said no. No way. Not doing that."
However, while the naked videos may not be to everyone's taste, it is clips of Martin eating his own poo which have alienated pretty much everyone. It turns out he averages about four or five s***-based videos per week and 'literally can't do them all'.
When questioned about this, Martin conceded it was 'difficult to justify', but argued it was unlikely to break his rule of not physically harming himself.
He said: "I did Google this - I know it sounds really odd, it's not the sort of thing you generally Google - and generally, if it's your own s***, and it's fresh, the chances of any bacterial infection are extremely low, because it's your own bacteria.
"It's very difficult to kind of justify, I understand that, and I have had an awful lot of abuse over that part of it. But like I say to people when they ask me about this, don't judge me, judge the people that request it.
"I don't decide any of the stunts. They're all request, so everything you see online, somebody has asked for that and paid for it. So think about what goes through the mind of that person that wants those things."
Now Martin has the support of his husband - who originally 'hated it' - he plans to ride the Naked Martin wave as long as he can.
He said: "I love it because I'm meeting so many kinds of people that I never would have met in my own space of life. I'm doing things that I would have never dreamt of doing at my age, running around at stag dos, and crazy all-day drinking, and having such a good time.
"It's boosted my self esteem incredibly; it's made such a difference to my life."
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