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According to snopes.com, it is rumored that the reason David Bowie has two different colored eyes is because somebody stabbed him in the eye with a bowie knife. The same rumor says that this is also why he goes by David Bowie, but none of it's true. According to Wikipedia.org, the reason his eyes are different colors is that his friend George Underwood punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. David Bowie chose the name 'Bowie' because it was "the ultimate American knife. It is the medium for a conglomerate of statements and illusions." The main reason for the change of stage name was because of the emerging fame of Davy Jones (who is dead now) on the London theatre stage, who later became the lead singer of The Monkees.
Terry Kelly: Blind
The Canadian singer was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at the age of 1, which cost him his eyesight.
Roger Taylor of Duran Duran: Emotional Breakdown
Roger quit Duran Duran in 1985 after the band performed at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, PA.
Where her mother, Judy Garland, is only suspected of having had it, Liza Minnelli is known to have scoliosis. It forces her to move in certain ways on stage so she can breathe properly.
Though it was never conclusively diagnosed, Garland is believed to have had scoliosis, an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the vertebral chain, or spine, of backbones. This might have contributed to her persistent weight problems and even given her breathing difficulties that gave her voice the ragged quality it had in her last years.
Doc Pomus: Polio
The songwriter and blues singer was crippled by polio as a child and was forced to walk with crutches until an injury later in life rendered him wheelchair-bound.
Tuomas Holopainen: Depression
When Tarja Turunen was released from Nightwish, the Finnish tabloids repeatedly printed slanderous stories about the band, therefore making Tuomas’ depressive moments even worse. This period of darkness was the inspiration for Nightwish’s 2007 album “Dark Passion Play” with newly-recruited lead singer Anette Olzon.
Jonas Berggren: cleft palate
He was born with the condition and had to have surgery to correct it. The condition was a blessing in disguise for him because it made have a strong personality with a good sense of humor, hence the Joker, and had few fears. Due to his size, he was rarely picked on since he was soft spoken and could defend himself.
She admits to being claustrophobic since she was a young child. In fact, when she was about to give birth to her daughter, Rachel used to the stairs rather the elevator to get to the hospital room. http://www.angelfire.com/pop2/sc7dontstopmoving/Articles97.html
He got this when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in his youth. This accident also gave him a minor concussion effect that kept him from being drafted during the Vietnam War.
She lost two of her front teeth in a car accident when she was a teenager. They have been replaced with implants.
He was diagnosed when he was 6 years old.
Andy when touring with Duran Duran had to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes from anykind of light.
Chin Injeti: Polio
Chin, formerly of the Canadian R&B soul group Bass Is Bass, has had polio since childhood; and he walks with two canes.
A pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger syndrome is distinguished by a pattern of symptoms rather than a single symptom. It is characterized by qualitative impairment in social interaction, by stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior, activities and interests, and by no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or general delay in language. Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, and physical clumsiness are typical of the condition, but are not required for diagnosis.
Brian was born with a hole in his heart that needed immediate surgery to correct it. In 1998 Brian founded the Healthy Heart club a charity that provides financial help to those needing heart surgery.
This was due in part to a gig on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour that went wrong after Tommy, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend put three times as much dynamite in the back of Keith's drum kit.
Submitted to hospital on 20th September 2005 after apparently suffering a major cerebral hemorrhage. After suffering a second hemorrhage he had an operation on 25th February 2005, which was followed by a lengthy programme of neurological rehabilitation owing to right-sided weakness and difficulty with speech.The aphasia he suffered allowed him to repeat only four phrases, over and over again: "yes", "no", "Grace Maxwell" and "the possibilities are endless A BBC Scotland documentary, Edwyn Collins:Home Again, was broadcast on 19 May 2008 and narrated by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos. Filmed during 2007, it followed Collins's progress in recovering from his illness, and his first return to live performance at the BBC Electric Proms. He also performed at the Glastonbury Festival, broadcast on 28 June 2008 on BBC Two and at T in the Park on 10 July 2009. On 20 February 2010 he joined The Maccabees onstage at Brixton Academy for their encore, performing vocals on a storming rendition of "Rip It Up."
Michael had a slight lisp. It didn't affect his singing. He was known, however, to use that impairment to take the focus off himself, when he was talking to someone else, and put it onto the other person, because he was said to be more interested in learning more about that person than in talking about himself.
Clive Burr: Multiple Sclerosis
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