Leslie West Makes Light of Losing His Leg
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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