James Blunt's piano surgery
This article is from 2008.
James Blunt must undergo surgery on his finger if he wants to play the piano again.
The 'You're Beautiful' singer - who recently broke his little finger after jumping into the crowd at a concert in Ashville, North Carolina - has been told that doctors need to break and then reset the digit again in order for it to function fully.
He is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "I need it to be right but the idea of having them take a hammer and smash my finger in two isn't so thrilling."
Blunt, who is still able to play the guitar, recently revealed he was mobbed by excited fans after his stage dive.
He said: "I don't know what made me do it. I jumped off stage at the end and was chased by women, and men, in the crowd. I started running, and the next thing I knew I had broken my finger.
"I don't even know how I did it. I can't play the piano but I can still play the guitar with my remaining fingers! I looked down and realised my finger was pointing the wrong way."
Blunt has decided to go ahead with planned shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan before undergoing surgery.
He added: "I need it fixed. I need all my fingers to work properly. Not just for performing but for partying."
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