Jon Pardi is opening up about a tragic situation that happened to him when he was only 18 years old, and could have cost him his life.

“I got stabbed when I was 18, and there’s a seven inch scar across my stomach,” he reveals to Pittsburgh, Penn. radio station “I just got in a fight, and I ended up getting him, and he pulled out a knife … I got (stabbed) three times in the stomach, and two little slashes on my arms.”

Pardi says the situation was made much worse because of where the stabbing occurred.

“We were out in the country, it was up in the hills, and it was at somebody’s house and my buddy’s now a paramedic firefighter, ’cause his whole family are firefighters,” Pardi recalls. “We just got in his car, we just drove to the hospital, the first hospital didn’t have emergency services. And the second, we had to go to another one, it was like ten minutes away. We got in there, and they didn’t know diddley, and then they put me in an ambulance and took me to Sacramento.”