‘Dead or Alive’ singer Pete Burns Sues After Disfiguring Lip Job

Former Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns is suing a plastic surgeon for £1 million after a botched lip transplant that he says left him unable to leave the house for months, forced him to eat through a straw, and destroyed his life and career, according to the Daily Mail:

Peteburnslips“Burns said he looked like he had been ‘mutilated with a Stanley knife’ after surgery to correct the original problems left his top lip hanging off.”

Burns, whose obsession with cosmetic surgery is well-known, had his career refreshed in 2006 after appearing on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother. He came in fifth on the show but his verbal attacks on the other housemates gave him renewed notoriety.

Said Burns of the recent surgery: It has taken away my life and my career. I saw doctors in London who said the only option was to amputate my lips. I was suicidal. Eventually I found a doctor in Italy who knew the product and said he could remove it. I had 17 months of procedures and now I am back again having more…What happened to me after a series of injections was far worse than any nightmare I could have envisaged. Not only was it agonisingly painful but it was physically repulsive in the extreme. It was impossible to lead any life whatsoever. I was unable to leave my house as I was so distorted with swelling. At times it leaves me seriously suicidal and depressed and I could have problems for the rest of my life.”

Burns claims that the lip surgery forced him to cut off recording sessions with the Pet Shop Boys (his most recent effort with them — “Jack and Jill Party” — was well received), and curtail solo projects as well as a Greatest Hits album.

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  1. Randy says

    I’m JUST waiting for the moment Amanda Lepore melts and a river of silicone floods 8th Avenue….

  2. Jim says

    I just feel sad for the poor lip donor’s family.

    Be sure to sign your lip donor card when you get your driver’s license renewed, friends.

  3. Storm says

    Well Pete Burns looks beautiful inside and out. He has a true heart and an amazing personality.

    Storm xxx

  4. Nikko says

    Holy crap, he looks like a freak!! I loved the “you Spin Me Round” video, but now he just looks like a tired old tranny. Yech.

  5. FizziekruntNT says

    I’m the kind of hybrid of a cartoon and a feature
    Some have thought me lovely
    Others saw an ugly creature

    Some have thought me right on time
    And others found me tired
    and I couldn’t count the times that
    my backside has been admired.

    Beauty, is glitter in my eyes
    I really wanted roses
    but you sent me custard pies.

    Isn’t it a pity that
    I’m not the prettiest girl in the world
    but sometimes I feel when I kick up my heels in the sun
    I’m the loveliest one.

    HAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH! I love Pete’s music, his personal choices are his, but I’m not quite certain this is what he had in mind when he sang that song. Rock on, Peety! I’m sure you’ll bounce back as always.

  6. Rayne says

    Pete, it’s all “swine before pearls” my dear. Hang in there, we’re here for you! Love …Rayne

  7. johno says

    pete was/is a trailblazer who has done a lot of good for the gay community- leave the old queen alone

  8. Ra says

    Its a pitty their are hatefull people leaving comments here. The lesson that has been lernt “Frank” is that haters like you will always enjoy other peoples pain and missfortune……

  9. Rosa says

    Shame on you!! I’ve to question myself, how blind you are. I mean, you don’t know Pete and you deem of him!! That’s really slim and I think, that you should brood over your comments!! Shame on you, it’s so cursorily and mean.

  10. Jaiye Ayling says

    I have always been a fan of Petes from a young boy. I loved his music from the frist time I heard “you spin me round”. Just because he decided to have a lip job that went wrong doesnt mean hes a Freak. In fact if you loook at previous old photos of him he was quite beautiful. That was achieved also by some cosmetic surgery that he had done previously.
    Now… If one of you guys that slags off pete burns goes out and has cosmetic surgery of some kind that goes wrong…… Does that automatically make you a FREAK?
    I agree with STORM, RA and ROSA! ROCK ON PETE!! xXx