The day this happened, he went from being a big shot to being a total loser.

SCMP – A young Romeo who dated at least 17 Juliets at once – including fathering a child with one of them – got his comeuppance after a car accident when doctors contacted his “relatives” – and all his girlfriends turned up at the same time.

The man from Changsha, in Hunan province, identified only by his surname, Yuan was taken to hospital on March 24 with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

His girlfriends – and hospital staff – were stunned to discover the truth when they arrived en masse to find they were going out with the same man, Changsha newspaper Xiaoxiang Chen Bao reported on Friday.

One of the girlfriends, who called herself Xiao Li, said: “I’ve been with him for a year and a half. [After hearing he’d been in an accident] I cried so hard I didn’t have any tears left.

“I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital. But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn’t cry any more.”

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