10 Facts You Never Knew About David Bowie

Iconic musician, TV star, and overall entertainer David Bowie died from cancer late on January 10, 2016. He was a tremendous influence to many in the 1970s and 1980s, and his multiple alter egos and personas he used in his work made it cool to be weird. He worked all the way up until his final days, releasing a new music album days before his passing. Just like the man himself, here are some weird trivial facts that you may not have known about Bowie.

Permanent Dilation

In his childhood, George Underwood punched David Bowie in his right eye over an altercation about a girl in school. Because of that, Bowie’s right pupil was permanently dilated. It also made it look like his eyes were differently colored.

Heart Attack Slowed Live Performances

In the midst of his biggest world tour in 2004, Bowie suffered a heart attack that forced him to cancel 15 remaining shows on the list. Since that time, his overall work and live shows decreased dramatically. That included a 10-year gap in studio album releases between 2003 and 2013.