Friday, July 4, 2014

Dad Injures Brain From Prolonged Motorhead Headbanging

Geriatric Metalheads the world over, let this be a cautionary tale for you.  It is in fact possible to rock too hard.

Doctors at Hanover Medical School in Germany treated a 50-year-old man earlier this year who was complaining of constant headaches.  Headaches which over time had only become worse and worse in intensity.  The patient had no history of head injuries or drug problems, but he did have one confession to make.  He told doctors that the month before, he had been headbanging at a Motorhead concert with his son the previous month.  After scanning his head, doctors found a brain bleed.

Brain bleed?!? Come on, that's pretty Metal.


According to their case study published today in the medical journal Lancet, doctors drilled a hole in the man's skull and drained the excess blood, which cured his headaches.

The doctors however, made it clear they were not against rocking:

"We are not against headbanging," Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian, one of the man's doctors, told the Associated Press. "The risk of injury is very, very low. But I think if (our patient) had (gone) to a classical concert, this would not have happened."

Who knows, maybe he just loves to headbang...

More from the Daily Beast:

Doctors wrote in the study, that "headbanging, with its brisk forward and backward acceleration and deceleration forces, led to rupturing of bridging veins causing haemorrhage…" and declared that the case "serves as evidence in support of Motörhead's reputation as one of the most hardcore rock'n'roll acts on earth, if nothing else because of their contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury."

Fear not though Metalheads, headbanging will live on, no matter your age.  "Rock 'n' roll will never die," Islamian said. "Heavy metal fans should rock on."

Although maybe leave the moshing to the youngsters.  Also, somebody get Lemmy on the horn, this man needs some tickets, after all he did bleed for your band, quite literally.


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