A comedian dressed as 'Superman' was hit by a bus before during a 'miscalculated' stunt on May 30.

Luiz Ribeiro de Andrade, who goes by the moniker 'Superman', was struck by the vehicle in the Brazilian municipality of Barra dos Coqueiros at the weekend when he attempted to film himself pretending to stop it.

The 35-year-old presenter styled out the mishap as he calmly walked saying: "Now I've seen I really am made of steel."

Footage shows the man of steel confidently standing dressed head-to-toe in a classic red and blue Superman outfit as he filmed himself trying to prove his super-strength by mimicking halting a bus with his hand.

The man of steel confidently stood in the middle of the road and holding a microphone as a bus comes speeding straight towards him – but instead, it collided with him.

Luiz told 5News the following day that the stunt failed as he miscalculated the stopping distance and ended up being knocked down.

He took the blame for the accident saying there was no problem with the bus' brakes and thanked the "hand of God" for saving his life.

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Luiz told F5 News: "I take responsibility for everything. I went to the bus company so that the driver would not be penalised. There was no problem with the brakes.

"He did what he could and I acted wrong. It's a stunt I always do, but this time it almost turned into an accident, and it wasn't serious because the hand of God was there.

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"It develops when the lymphatic system does not work properly. The lymphatic system is a network of channels and glands throughout the body that helps fight infection and remove excess fluid.

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"I didn't feel anything with the knock. I was hit through my own fault and a miracle of God took place there. God acted at that time and protected me."

The transport company, Setransp, issued a statement emphasising "the importance of attention to traffic (and) ensuring all necessary care".

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