Pete Burns, singer of ’80 new wave band Dead or Alive, revealed this week he is suing plastic surgeon Harley Street for "wrecking his career and life".
Burns has had a slew of cosmetic procedures on his face and is suing the surgeon for a £1million over a failed attempt to remove lip implants that left him with stitches and scars. He says he looked like he had been "mutilated with a Stanley knife" after surgery to correct the original problems left his top lip hanging off. Burns claims to have had over 100 operations to try to correct the damage but it may be too late.
Eventually he was left so disfigured he could hardly eat , could only drink through a straw, and couldn’t leave his house for months. He claims his career would have been at its peak by now if it were not for the botched surgery, as he was about to record with the Pet Shop Boys and release a greatest hits album.
"As a result of the damage caused by the treatment, Pete has been unable to fully pursue his career in music and in the media,” says his reps.
Um…this really sucks but it’s hard to 1. feel to sorry for him considering this was all the result of vanity gone horribly awry, and 2. believe that there’s any way you’d be having a comeback if this hadn’t happened.
Thislondon.co.uk: Dead or Alive singer’s plastic surgery nightmare.