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Joe Buck: My addiction to hair plugs nearly cost me my voice

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by UPChip, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Hair plug addiction nearly cost Joe Buck his career

    A few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, Buck underwent his eighth hair replacement procedure. But something went wrong during the six-hour-plus procedure. When he woke up from the anesthetic, Buck could not speak. He believes his vocal cord was paralyzed because of a cuff the surgery center used to protect him during the procedure. A doctor not part of the operation theorized to Buck that the cuff probably got jostled during the procedure and sat on the nerve responsible for firing his left vocal cord. Buck was also going through personal stress at the time, as his marriage to his high school sweetheart was ending. That stress, Buck theorizes, could have made him more susceptible to nerve damage.

    Panicked, Buck sought a voice specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St, Louis, Dr. Bruce H. Haughey, who told him he had a paralyzed vocal cord and there was no guarantee on when his voice would come back.

    He's such an everyman.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Dammit! UPChip beat me to this one.
  4. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    The thing is, just when I was starting to find him relatively level-headed (no pun intended) and personable he goes and admits an addiction to hair plugs and we're right back at square one.

    Then again, he wouldn't be the first to have complications...

  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Somewhere Artie Lange laughs.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Seems more like vanity and neurosis than addiction.
    What a tool. Who would read his book?
  7. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    I can't believe what I just read.
    cjericho, Webster, Alma and 2 others like this.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Will help with his street cred.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Fits along nicely with the story that came out during Jim Nantz' divorce proceedings. His wife at the time wouldn't let him hang the portrait of Nantz in the living room. I love that story, and will try to find.

    Edit - found it
    Nantz cried on the stand as he testified about how his wife used to follow him around the country to various sporting events, but gradually lost interest in his career. She could not even be bothered to go to New York City to watch him collect a "Man of the Year" award. Or let him hang the oil painting—of himself—that he received with the award in their house. (He had to put it in storage.)

  10. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Joe Buck is so brave.
  11. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Jack Buck sees what you just did.
    exmediahack, HanSenSE and Earthman like this.
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I bow in your general direction.
    Earthman likes this.
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