The incident reportedly happened after a pump exploded when the frontman of the British rock band was trying to fix a pool problem at his home in Switzerland.

AceShowbiz - The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins is recovering after a freak swimming pool accident.

The "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" singer was trying to fix a pool problem at his home in Switzerland when a pump reportedly exploded, coating him in chemicals that melted his shorts onto his skin.

"There was a problem with the pool, a pump thing and some chemicals came out of it," the rocker tells Britain's The Sun newspaper."I think it was a PH negative chemical to control the acidity of the pool.

"I was trying to fix it and I touched my legs and my shorts melted onto my legs, so then I had to go to hospital."

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