Dry your eyes mate! The Streets star Mike Skinner suffers dislocated shoulder at Birmingham gig

By Richard Guttridge | Music | Published:

The Streets star Mike Skinner needed to dry his eyes as he thanked hospital staff for treating his dislocated shoulder suffered while crowd surfing at a gig.

Mike Skinner with his arm in a sling. Picture: Mike Skinner/Instagram

Nurses got a surprised when they realised the frontman had come into A&E at Birmingham's City Hospital.

Skinner, who hails from Birmingham and enjoyed chart success with The Streets in the 1990s and 2000s with hits including Dry Your Eyes and Has it Come to This, had been performing at the 02 Academy when he was injured.

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A&E sister Stacey McCormick was working a busy Friday night shift when she was checking Skinner's x-ray when it suddenly dawned on her who he was.

She said: "I asked him are you the Mike Skinner.

“He answered yes. I was a bit shocked to see him there – it’s not every day that you treat a famous musician.

“He was very down-to-earth and waited with the other patients in the seating area.

“When it was his turn he came along quietly, and that’s when I realised it was him. We gave him gas and air while my colleague Dr Sam Bourke popped his shoulder back into place.


“Throughout his time in our care he was really grateful and thought the service was amazing. He didn’t receive any extra special treatment though - and certainly didn’t expect it.

“He was with management team who filmed his experience.

“After he was treated, he invited both myself and Dr Bourke to his gig on Saturday night, but we couldn’t go along because we were both working, which is a shame.”

Later that night the singer posted a video to his Instagram account in which he thanked the staff at the hospital.

Skinner said: "I could cry. I could literally cry."

"Thank you so much to everyone at Birmingham City Hospital for putting my arm back in."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Investigations Editor - @RichG_star

Investigations Editor for the Express & Star.


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