The Kinks - Ray Davies Hospitalised For Clot In Bullet Wound

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THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES is still suffering the after-effects of a shooting in 2004 - he was hospitalised last year (10) when bullet residue formed a clot in his leg.
The Waterloo Sunset hitmaker was blasted in the leg in January 2004 as he chased a thief who had snatched a purse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He recovered from the attack after hospital treatment - but has now revealed his leg is still "pretty bad" and gunshot residue in the wound made him "quite ill" late last year.
Davies tells Q magazine, "It's been pretty bad, actually. I got quite sick before Christmas from residue that is still in the leg and which formed a clot. It made me quite ill and I was hospitalised for a bit.
"To put it politely, I don't think it was handled very well at the time: partly because the hospital was busy, and partly due to the nature of the gunshot wound. It was a zigzag bullet."
In November (10), Davies axed four concerts in New York after doctors ordered him not to fly until his condition had stabilised.


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Best wishes to Ray Davies, who is ill. A brilliant lyricist and musician who always went by what was creative, not commercial.I recently posted an article on my Rockaeology blog about how Ray stood up to Pye Records right at the beginning when producers tried to dictate how “You Really Got Me” should sound. Ray said, “I'd leave the music business first because I'd never write another song like it.”
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