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Motorhead fan's brain bleeds from headbanging: Doctors

Published on Jul 4, 2014 9:57 AM
 
Members of British hard rock band Motorhead comprising (from left) frontman-bassist Lemmy, drummer Mikkey Dee and lead guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell. A fan of the heavy metal band was found to have bleeding in the brain a month after a night of headbanging at their concert, doctors in Germany reported on Friday. -- PHOTO: ORANGE COMMUNICATIONS

PARIS (AFP) - A heavy metal fan was found to have bleeding in the brain a month after a night of headbanging at a Motorhead concert, doctors in Germany reported on Friday.

Headbanging - the up-and-down movement of the head in time to a heavy beat - is usually seen as a harmless bit of fun.

But for the unnamed 50-year-old fan, the concert was followed by constantly worsening headaches.

Neurosurgeons at the Hanover Medical School found a small area of bleeding on the right side of his brain called a chronic subdural haematoma, where blood gathers under the outer membrane of the brain.

 
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