Dave Grohl reveals he had a curved spine

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Dave Grohl has spoken publically about a physically disability he was diagnosed with at the age of seven.

The Foo Fighters frontman was told he had a curvature of the spine which at the time knocked his self-confidence until the condition was straightened out.

Grohl told The Sun’s Bizarre column via Contact Music: “I’ve always felt like a bit of an alien, which obviously I learned to embrace over time. When diagnosed with a crooked spine at the age of seven, I had to begin ­wearing a small lift on my left shoe to slowly correct the problem.

“I felt a sense of shame at first as I wasn’t allowed to wear the cool sneakers other kids wore, but that later became a sort of empowerment. I was different and I liked it. I didn’t want to be like the other kids, as crooked as I was. I liked the feeling of being strange. I still do.

The Foo Fighters tour the UK in 2022. For more information and dates visit the band’s website.