A bar manager cheated death in a knife attack when his beer belly protected his vital organs.

Doctors told Snaz Martin, 43, he was "almost certainly" saved by his midriff after a drunk customer stabbed him with a three-inch blade.

"The doctor said I could have died but my organs were protected by a bit of extra fat," said the tubby landlord, who runs the Britannia Inn in Gillingham, Kent, U.K.

"I'm not massive by any stretch of the imagination — I only weigh 182 pounds. But I do have a beer belly and they're saying that's what saved me."

Martin said the knife just missed his spleen and other organs.

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