I Thought Laser Surgery Would Be As Simple As Having A Spray Tan

Daily Record|June 2, 2020

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I Thought Laser Surgery Would Be As Simple As Having A Spray Tan
Singer Limahl tells Lucy Benyon how eye procedure left him with permanent problems
Lucy Benyon

When 80s pop supremo Limahl noticed his near vision deteriorating, he didn’t think twice about booking himself in for corrective laser treatment.

But it’s a decision he now bitterly regrets – because the surgery not only almost destroyed his vision, it has permanently damaged his eyes.

A decade on, the former Kajagoogoo frontman suffers from such chronically dry eyes that he needs to apply eyedrops countless times a day, dreads flying and must avoid air conditioning and central heating.

“It might sound like a minor problem but it can be very limiting and uncomfortable,” said Limahl, 61, who recently started acting as well as singing, having found international fame 40 years ago with hits such as Too Shy and The Never Ending Story.

“I guess I’m lucky that all my eye problems haven’t affected my career,” added the pop star, who has just released his latest single, Still In Love.

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June 2, 2020