Photo Gallery: Step into the Arena 04/12/2012
  Spanish matador Juan José Padilla, 38, suffered a horrific goring during a...
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Spanish matador Juan José Padilla, 38, suffered a horrific goring during a bullfight last October. In a SPIEGEL interview, he talks about his decision to make a swift comeback, his struggles to overcome his fears in the arena and his views of the sport's critics. "You can be run over by a car, or you can be in a plane crash. I was run over by a bull," Padilla told SPIEGEL. "I rarely think about that disaster." This photo shows him being hit by a bull in Pamplona in July 2010.