Thursday, July 25, 2024

Tom Petty Family: Dead Rock Star Toured 53 Dates with a Fractured Hip (And No One Stopped Him)


This is a shocker and a head scratcher: in a Facebook post yesterday, Tom Petty’s family says he toured 53 dates with a fractured hip. “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”

The press has focused on Petty dying of accidental drug overdose. But maybe we should be asking why a 66 millionaire rock star was allowed to suffer that way? Why wasn’t the tour postponed? Was no on able to convince Tom Petty to call off the tour and get proper medical attention?

Something’s wrong here. It doesn’t make sense. “He didn’t want to disappoint the fans”? Most of his fans are having hip surgery!

Sounds like gross negligence on someone’s part.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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