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ANTHONY KIEDIS AND MOTORCYCLE TROUBLE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JULY 12, 2019…ON THIS DATE 22 YEARS AGO ANTHONY KIEDIS WAS RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE IN LOS ANGELES, WHEN ACCORDING TO KEIDIS, A CAR MADE AN UNEXPECTED U-TURN, FORCING A COLLISION BETWEEN THE CAR AND KEIDIS’ BIKE. THE ACCIDENT DISLOCATED HIS WRIST AND SHATTERED IT AGAINST HIS FOREARM. THE RESULT WAS KIEDIS UNDERWENT 5 HOURS OF SURGERY AND NUMEROUS HOURS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY. THE DOMINO EFFECT WAS A DELAY IN THE CHILI PEPPERS SUBSEQUENT ALBUM AND TOUR, AND KIEDIS SUFFERING A DRUG RELAPSE BECAUSE OF HIS USE OF PAINKILLERS.

AN OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT WITH THE MOTORIST WHO CUT KIEDIS OFF WAS REACHED IN 1999.

HERE’S KIEDIS WITH THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CIRCA 1991

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