Thursday, October 20, 2005

It's a dangerous job but somebody's gotta do it

My mother used to tell me constantly to turn my radio down. She was sure that every teenager was going to be deaf by the time they were thirty-five because of these new-fangled earphones. A career as an ear doctor was definitely the way to go.

The debilitating effects of leading a rock and roll lifestyle are well documented, but it seems that performing live can be particularly hazardous. At the tender age of 47, Prince has been told by doctors that he needs a hip replacement - the fallout from years of dancing onstage in high-heeled boots.

Following in the faltering footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Mötley Crüe's Mick Mars, the 5ft 3in singer, who wears heels to enhance his height, has been prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs for the discomfort in his joints until he undergoes surgery.

Okay, I shouldn't be laughing at other people but hey, a couple snickers isn't that bad, right? Click on the title of this post to read the rest of the article. It's quite entertaining.

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