Leslie West Makes Light of Losing His Leg

07/13/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Mountain guitarist Leslie West admits he cried after his leg was amputated in emergency surgery last month but with his new album due out in September he has plenty of reasons to look on the bright side.

West contracted an infection connected with diabetes on the way to a Mountain show in Mississippi. A two-day battle to stop it spreading to the rest of his body led to half of his right leg being removed.

"It's a good thing it wasn't one of my arms then I'd be really f**ked," he tells Billboard.com. "I cried a couple of times. I look down and say, 'Where is it?' You still feel the nerves and stuff like that. But I had to make a decision: lose my leg or lose my life. What are you gonna do?" more on this story

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