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.