Huey Lewis sues surgeon after ‘prank’ square hip replacement
1980s pop legend Huey Lewis is suing his orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Nigel Trent, after being fitted with a cube-shaped hip replacement ‘for a joke’, in relation to his smash hit ‘Hip To Be Square’.
‘The pain from my right hip was excruciating,’ said Lewis. ‘I could feel the point of the metal cube grinding against my pelvis. My leg was in spasm, and every spasm took the unbearable pain a notch higher. I was desperately clawing at the stitches, trying to get this abomination out of me. I just didn’t find the joke funny at all.’
It’s not the first time the controversial surgeon has been in hot water. In 1986 he was arrested after performing knee surgery on Roy Orbison using a surgical saw and a cloth soaked in chloroform, claiming that he was just trying to retrieve a patella that belonged to him. ‘I don’t know what Orbison is crying about. I told him it was only the loan knee.’Click to send this story to a friend
Posted: Mar 5th, 2012 by waylandsmithy
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