Exercise is good for you, but apparently, like anything else in life, too much of it can be harmful to your health, just ask AFI vocalist and goth/punk icon Davey Havok who recently suffered an injury to his neck and throat due to doing 'too many push-ups'!
The admittedly buff Havok, 46, revealed the bizarre injury occurred due to him doing 570 push-ups a day, during an appearance on the podcast Tuna on Toast With Stryker.
"I eventually harmed myself in a very unique way. I pulled something in my throat ... during quarantine, I believe, from excessive push-ups."
What sounds like a humble brag or an attempt at a gag, turned out to actually be quite a nuisance, with Havok explaining how he eventually solved the mystery of his throat injury.
"Well there was an issue that was concurrent with something else that was actually happening to my vocal chords, so I thought they were the same thing ... But my voice was actually pretty weak at the same time and I believe in summation was really due to just latency, just because I was in lockdown and not saying a lot, speaking a lot or singing a lot.
We couldn’t figure out what happened to cause this," he added. "It felt like when you would swallow there was, just like a cherry pit. Not like you feel when you have a sore throat, but like something was stuck in your throat. And I believe I felt it the very first time mid-rep, and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m getting a little sick. I did go down the rabbit hole,” “I wanted an MRI. I went to all the doctors trying to figure out what was going on. And no one was certain, but the best theory was that it was a muscular pull. Like a charley horse"
AFI fans can rest assured that both Havok's signature voice and his exercise routine are back on track, with the former sounding as good as ever as the band sets themselves to head out on the road in 2022 in support of their recent album Bodies.
"It took months and months and months and months” to heal, but that doesn’t hurt anymore, my voice is great."
You can watch the full podcast appearance below.
For those of you who'd rather see Havok and his bandmates doing what they do best, check out the video for their absolute classic track Girls Not Grey below!
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