"The gay Queens man whose brutal beating was caught on tape spoke out for the first time Friday, saying he didn't expect to survive the attack.
'I thought I died,' Jack Price, 49, told the Daily News from his bed at New York Hospital Queens. 'I was bleeding all over the place.'
With tubes running into his chest and nose, the resilient Price insisted he wouldn't want anyone else to face a similar fate.
'Better it was me,' Price said in a pained voice, the stitches along his broken jaw clearly visible. 'Someone else may not have survived it.'
The courageous College Point man spoke out more than a week after the attack.
The late-night Oct. 8 beatdown left Price with a shattered jaw, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Daniel Rodriguez, 21, and pal Daniel Aleman, 26, the two goons cops say were captured on surveillance video repeatedly punching, kicking and stomping on Price, have been charged with felony assault as a hate crime."
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