Travis singer hospitalized after being attacked by sausage dog


Travis frontman Fran Healy has revealed he ended up in hospital after being maimed by a sausage dog in Los Angeles.

Healy, 48, rushed to help the dog after coming across a stack of three cars near his home in the Hollywood Hills.

Fearing he would be hit by another vehicle and killed, he jumped out of his own car to come to her aid after spotting it in the middle of the busy road.

But he was left in agony after the dachshund sank his teeth into his left hand, letting blood flow from the wound as he tried to escape it.

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Healy tried to put the dog on her porch but slipped and the dog ran away.

His shocked neighbors noticed the blood and called for an ambulance, but the Glasgow singer then proceeded to a nearby clinic where the injuries were treated.

The dog was later picked up unharmed and returned to its owner who lives on a property previously owned by Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks.

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Healy said: “I was walking down my hill and as I turned the corner there were three jacketed cars and out of the midst of the chaos ran a dachshund.

“So I jumped up and chased him up the hill. Cars are bombing our hill and it would have been toast. So I tried to pick it up and it crippled my s — my left hand.

“I held on, hoping to throw him on our porch, but I slipped and he ran away, leaving me blood all over the store. So much blood. Then all the neighbors came out and one from them called an ambulance.

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“I ran around the house and poured alcohol on the wounds, then got out but it wasn’t an ambulance, it was a huge fire truck.

“And I have to say five Calvin Klein models came out, and then I tell them about the dachshund and they suggested emergency care.

“At that time there were about 20 cars waiting to pass, I p — ing blood.”



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