Billy Idol Almost Went Blind Making His “Eyes Without a Face” Video

Billy Idol Almost Went Blind Making His “Eyes Without a Face” Video

 

BILLY IDOL says he almost went blind making the video for Eyes Without a Face in 1983.

This was back in the days of hard contact lenses.  After shooting the video, Billy flew to Arizona for a gig.  By that point he’d had the contacts in for 36 hours without changing them, and he was on no sleep. He fell asleep in the grass outside the venue waiting for the sound check, and was awakened by a sheriff pointing a gun at him for some reason.

He says, quote, “When I opened my eyes, I could only make out the outline of his weapon, while tears came pouring from my eyes.  Something was wrong!  The pain was so intense, and my eyes were gushing.  “They rushed me to a hospital, and my eyes remained bandaged for two days until my corneas had healed.”

(Dangerous Minds)