A 65-year-old Chinese woman, who suffered from chronic headaches for years, lived for more than four decades with a bullet lodged in her face.

Doctors made the startling discovery after Huo Guoying went to a local hospital for an X-ray, London’s Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

The X-rays revealed a 1.3-inch long bullet in the side of her face next to her ear.

The woman later recalled being injured during China's Cultural Revolution in 1967 when someone fired a pistol next to her head during a protest, according to the report.

Guoying underwent surgery to remove the bullet, and is now recovering at home in Chongqing, China.

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