Dead or Alive rocker Pete Burns has undergone 300 operations to fix botched cosmetic procedures, but says he doesn’t regret it.
Obsessed with plastic surgery, Burns, 57, appeared on an episode of Celebrities Botched Up Bodies saying he first went under the knife decades ago around the same time his iconic number one song You Spin Me Round became a success.
'I realised I was going to be a visual entity and that I had to look good,' said the star, who enjoyed eight top 40 hits in Australia in the 1980s, including Lover Come Back To Me, Brand New Lover and Turn Around And Count 2 Ten.
'I had a broken nose. In the punk days somebody head butted me in Liverpool and it went over to one side.
'When you’re young, self-conscious and standing in front of a camera and the photographers are whispering, "Can we turn his head to the left?" you think, "I’ll do something about it".'
Burns underwent surgery to fix his nose, but said it went horribly wrong.
'I woke up covered in blood. There was so much blood it was unbelievable,' he said.
'There were tubes up my nose. He’d removed most of my nose and there was just two nostrils and a little bit of bone in the middle. I nearly fainted.'
That was the first of many surgeries. 'The amount of surgeries I’ve had are absolutely minimal compared to the reconstructive surgeries I’ve had. Probably 300,' he said.
Following a botched lip filler, an infection spread though Burn’s body.
'I’ve had a major operation a week for two years to remove it from my cheeks where it had migrated, my Adam’s apple, the back of my eyes…'
'They couldn’t do anything about the liver and the kidneys. I had to excrete that out.'
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