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In 1987, when we were living in Newcastle, my brother played this song from this band that I had never heard of on his record player. Then I found out that the band was Def Leppard, and that song that he was playing was Pour Some Sugar On Me. Some time later I was watching TV and I saw another song of theirs on TV, and it was Rocket. I liked both songs, so when I had some money put together, I went and bought the cassette tape to their album, Hysteria. That was the first cassette that I ever purchased.
I never had the best upbringing, and when I was 13, I would often run away from home. That's when I started to meet up with people who weren't exactly law abiding citizens, and as a result, when I was 15, I spent some time in a youth training centre. On June 8, 1990, I was with a friend, and we were walking along train tracks when we came to a bridge. We were both tired of walking so we stopped for a while and sat on the bridge with our legs hanging over the side and threw rocks into the river down below. There was only one set of tracks going across the bridge, but there were refuge points where workers stand when the train comes. When the train did come though, it was coming quite fast, and I went into shock and got up and started running (straight past the refuge points) and the train hit me right at the end of the bridge. From that accident I suffered a depressed fractured skull and a compound fracture to my left humerus bone. I spent about 3 weeks in hospital at first. Then around August/September of 1990 I went back into hospital because my left arm wasn't healing, and they put a metal plate over the bone to hold it in place. I have recovered from those injuries fully. I was actually lucky my injuries weren't worse because I had a brand new pair of shoes on, and after the accident there was axle grease from the wheels of the train on them. So my foot was that close to the wheel.