Pete Burns, the flamboyant lead singer ’80s band Dead Or Alive, has filed a lawsuit against a London plastic surgeon for allegedly making him look “physically repulsive.”
The androgynous frontman, most famous for the hit “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record),” claims Dr. Maurizio Viel performed a terrible job on his lip augmentation procedure at the London Center For Aesthetic Surgery. Burns’s suit complains of swelling, blistering, discharge, and impaired ability to eat, drink, or talk. He claims the damage was so extreme that at one point it looked like his lips would actually need to be surgically removed.
Burns claims to have undergone more than 100 operations over the past year and a half to reconstruct his allegedly botched face.
Said Burns in a statement: “What happened to me after a series of injections was far worse than any nightmare I could have envisioned. Not only was it agonizingly painful but it was physically repulsive in the extreme. It was impossible to lead any life whatsoever. I was unable to leave my house as I was so distorted with swelling and I might begin to discharge yellow pus that was coming from the holes in my face. At times it leaves me seriously suicidal and depressed and I could have problems for the rest of my life.
“If I can prevent at least one person from undergoing this hell and point them in the right direction to a doctor who can manage their problem, then at least I can help stop someone else suffering.