AceShowbiz - Roisin Murphy was taken to hospital in Russia after smashing her face into a chair while she was headbanging. The former Moloko star, 49, has opened up a gig in Moscow went horribly wrong after her exuberant onstage antics ended in disaster - she was rushed to hospital where she was told to get in touch with a plastic surgeon to fix the damage which left her with a permanent scar..
"I commit [on stage] to the point where it could be dangerous for me. Nothing else is more important than I do this show and you really f****** feel what I have to express to you right now. I have had accidents. I've smashed my face, right here ...," she told the Guardian newspaper.
She added of the accident, "In Moscow, many years ago, because I was head-banging, like really head-banging, and there was a wooden chair and I just … head banged into it. The guy in the hospital looked at it and went, 'We can't possibly do that, you should go home and see your plastic surgeon!' Like I had a plastic surgeon on speed dial! There you go, that's Moscow."
Roisin attributes her wild onstage style to Grace Jones and Iggy Pop who have been her inspiration over the years - and she still tries to start her performances in the same manner as Iggy. She added, "I go out on stage like him - like a bullet from a gun, straight out."
Roisin has spent the last few years working on a new album and the currently unnamed record is due to be released later in 2023.