Back in 1988, Wang was knocked unconscious on his way home by what he thought was a blow to the head... "I thought I'd been hit by a slingshot... I saw a man standing on a hill and thought he'd hit me".
After waking up in hospital, Wang was given a course of anti-inflammatories and sent home. Not long after, he started having epileptic seizures - which grew worse over the next twenty-three years.
Recently, Wang visited the hospital for treatment for his epileptic seizures, and doctors were amazed to discover (through a CAT scan) a two-centimetre rusted bullet embedded in his head.
According to Neurosurgeon, Wang Zhi Ming, the survival rate for being shot in the head would usually be one in several thousand - but in Wang Tian Qing's case, the bullet missed his brain's main veins and did not injure his brainstem.