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Tool frontman has hip replacement

By | Published on Thursday 4 June 2015


A career in music can be bad for your health in a variety of ways, though this is perhaps something that would less readily spring to mind. Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has blamed “years of foot stomping” on stage for hip replacement surgery he underwent this week.

In a post on the Facebook page of his Puscifer solo project, he said: “Didn’t want to freak anyone out, wanted to wait until out of the woods. Years of foot stomping left me with no cushion in my right hip. Full replacement yesterday. Walking today. Twelve weeks, back on the mat to work towards that brown belt”.

People often complain about bands that stand still when they perform, but maybe it is the safest way to do it. So everyone stop dancing. It’s for the best.