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Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile Suffered Medical Problems On Stage


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(Metal Hammer) Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has listed some of the medical alerts he's suffered during shows, as a result of genetic disorder Marfan syndrome.

He recently told Metal Hammer how he weaned himself off prescription drugs during the recording of fourth album Cold Wars, which is released on September 9.

His illness has caused him a series of problems while performing with the band, including breaking ribs and pushing them back into place on stage, tearing open the sac that protects his brain, and suffering a collapsed lung.

Carlile tells Rolling Stone: "I couldn't breathe right and I was gasping. I managed to do the rest of the show, then the medics came and gave me oxygen, and the lung somehow kind of naturally re-inflated.

He says of the brain injury: "I was headbanging too hard over the course of the tour, and the sac tore at the bottom of my head. All the fluid from my brain cavity was leaking into my spine. I have a team of doctors and I flew out and got it fixed. At the same time they operated on my ribs, because they became displaced. When I was singing onstage a rib would snap out of place and I'd have to push it back in.

"Things like that happen every day and I've just learned to deal with them. I can't plan for much because I feel like life is always going to throw me a curveball." Read more here.

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