The man, who gave his name as Mohamad Zubair Edwa, 37, but is also believed to use the name Edward Wright, was grimacing in pain today in Phuket International Hospital as he told how three men on a motorbike confronted him, and one stabbed him in the side.
Mr Edwa, orginally from Cambridge, said he was riding from a bar near Chalong Circle to his Rawai apartment in southern Phuket about 3.30am after arriving on the island yesterday.
''Three men on a moped, they pulled up alongside me as i was riding and said 'Do you want a smoke,' obviously talking about drugs. I accellerated, driving faster.
''Somehow they overtook me and they blocked the road in front of me. Two stayed on the motorbike, one got off. I saw him on the road and went to go past him.
''Probably about 300 metres from the roundabout, he hit me with something metallic.
''As I was riding, I touched my back, and there was blood all over my hand. A lady saw me, she called an ambulance. She said 'I think you should go to hospital.'
''The ambulance arrived and took me to hospital.'' Doctors treated a knife wound in his side.
Mr Edwa lives in Kuala Lumpur, works as a wine broker dealing with fine wines, and has been holidaying in Bangkok and Chiang Mai for six weeks.
''I like Phuket it's very nice,'' he said. ''But not this.'' He hopes to be out of hospital later today.
There is no connection at this stage between the stabbing of Edwa and the killing of Michelle Smith outside the Katathani Beach Resort earlier in the night.