Frontman got the injury after falling down a flight of stairs in 2002
Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody has been singing with a dislocated jaw for the past eight years.
The frontman revealed that he got the injury after he fell down a flight of stairs during a night out in Glasgow in 2002, but only recently had it X-rayed after it was never treated properly.
“I busted myself up pretty bad,” Lightbody told the Daily record. “My eye closed over like a beaten boxer and I lost some teeth, which I got replaced – waking up in a hospital bed with only one eye and the worst hangover I ever had is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.”
Despite being treated for the fall in 2002, the singer also revealed that he wasn’t given a thorough check up because of his abusive behaviour towards hospital staff.
“Because of my previous night’s behaviour to the nursing staff, the only thing they wanted was rid of me so there were no head X-rays taken,” he explained. “Let me be clear right now, I am not annoyed with the nurses at all – I’m only ashamed of myself, not annoyed with them.”
He added: “A few years after that incident, my jaw started to get sore and has been a source of pain for years. I have seen all kinds of people about it, my mistrust of western medicine meant, though, that never once did I get it X-rayed.”