Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Details His Struggle With ‘Crooked Spine’
According to Contact Music, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl opened about his curved spine diagnosis to The Sun’s Bizarre column. In the interview, he detailed his struggles and how he felt back in those days.
As you probably know, Dave Grohl released a memoir titled ‘The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music’ on October 5. In the memoir he wrote during the lockdown, Grohl told some life stories from his childhood and musical career in Nirvana and his other ventures.
It appears that the memoir also contained some of his gruesome childhood memories. According to the book, Grohl spent so much time in the hospital when he was a kid due to rolled ankles, broken bones, and receiving several stitches because of accidents. While speaking to the Sun, Grohl detailed one of these incidents.
In the interview, he stated that he was diagnosed with a curved spine when he was seven. He then said he felt ashamed and strange as he had to wear a correction shoe most of the time. Following that, Grohl revealed that he learned to get used to being different, and he embraced the situation over time. Then, the Foo Fighters frontman said he didn’t want to be like the other kids despite his health condition as he liked being the strange one.
According to Contact Music, Dave Grohl told The Sun’s Bizarre column that:
“I’ve always felt like a bit of an alien, which obviously I learned to embrace over time. When diagnosed with a crooked spine at the age of seven, I had to begin wearing a small lift on my left shoe to slowly correct the problem.
I felt a sense of shame at first as I wasn’t allowed to wear the cool sneakers other kids wore, but that later became a sort of empowerment. I was different and I liked it.
I didn’t want to be like the other kids, as crooked as I was. I liked the feeling of being strange. I still do.”
It seems like Dave Grohl was content with being the ‘strange kid’ back in those days. Nowadays, Grohl is still the ‘strange kid’ as he is far from the rock and roll frontman stereotype, but he doesn’t worry about it either.