The Darkness frontman ‘melted shorts onto leg’ in freak accident

Justin Hawkins fronts the Darkness at a gig at the UEA.. Picture: Denise Bradley

Justin Hawkins fronts the Darkness at a gig at the UEA.. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

Lowestoft-raised rockstar Justin Hawkins was reportedly hospitalised after melting his shorts onto his skin in a freak accident.

The Darkness frontman revealed the accident in a now-deleted post on celebrity message site Cameo, and said it happened when he was fixing the swimming pool at his Switzerland home.

According to the Independent, he said: “There was a problem with the pool, a pump thing, and some chemicals came out of it.

“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 shorted melted onto my legs, so then I had to go to hospital.”

The group had been due to perform around America in April and May before their latest tour was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


You may also want to watch:


The band is comprised of former Kirkley High School pupils Justin and Dan Hawkins and drummer Ed Graham, as well as Scotsman Frankie Poullain.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus