Recent reports of serious injuries - from brain bleed to stroke - are making fans and musicians wonder

When a recent report in a British medical journal revealed that headbanging could cause brain damage, as it did for a 50-year-old Motorhead fan who, after a January concert in Germany, was discovered with bleeding on the brain, rockers took note. Vigorous headbanging, as doctors surmised was the cause of the man's persistent headaches, caused the condition, which worsened in the months after the show. Eventually, the man had fluid in his brain drained via a hole drilled in his skull and the headaches ceased.

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