Rocker Bangs Head Too Hard, Goes Blind - 08 Rewind
Rocker Bangs Head Too Hard, Goes Blind was a top story for May. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(antiMusic) What follows is a cautionary tale to always leave the headbanging to the professionals unless you want to go blind! Blabbermouth has the tale of emo-woe: The bass player for the Edinburgh, United Kingdom-based "emo-esque metal" band The Day I Vanished has gone partially blind after headbanging too much at a gig.
Richard Allan, 21, felt his eyesight go blurry after his show on Friday night and assumed he had been dazzled by stage lights.
But the bass player had actually torn his retina as he jumped around the stage to his band's tunes. Now Allan faces emergency surgery and the possibility of wearing an eye patch. - more on this story
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