Headbanging to Motörhead Caused a Man’s Brain to Bleed, Say Doctors

By Music News Group

Image Courtesy © Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GermanyMore than one band has been called the Most Dangerous Band in the World, but Motörhead may well be the first to have actually caused a fan’s brain to bleed.

The German medical journal The Lancet published a study of a 50-year-old man who developed a “chronic subdural haematoma” — in layman’s terms, bleeding in the brain — following a bout of headbanging at a Motörhead show. In stiff, medical terminology, the Lancet article notes, “Headbanging is a contemporary dance form consisting of abrupt …read more

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