Brandon Flowers’ Surgery Goes Wrong, Still Has Shoulder Problems

Now this ain’t the ideal way to mark the release of your new album. The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has had surgery for a trapped nerve in his shoulder – but instead of fixing the problem, the procedure has exacerbated it.

ArtistDirect reports that Flowers has a curved acromion bone in his arm, which has caused a painful pinched nerve in his left shoulder.

The singer told a British magazine that he still struggles to raise his arm above his head, pick up his children, or pump his fist at fans during concerts.

“Some people’s are straight… But mine is curved a little. And eventually it just wore away… It’s pinched a nerve, and so they go in and they saw it straight – the doctor went in three different places, with a little camera and everything… And it’s supposed to be cool.

“Anyway, it’s worse now than it was before…I can’t lift weights, and picking up the kids is hard. Fist-pumping is hard! I had three cortisone shots before I had the surgery and it didn’t do shit for me!  The third was the sorest, it was the tightest – the doctor couldn’t get into the groove between the bones, he was poking with the needle.”

Surely Flowers will be over his shoulder troubles when The Killers come to Australia in January to play Big Day Out.

The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Flowers and the band – they’ve just released their new album Battle Born this weekend.  Click here to check out our review of the record.


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