The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins hospitalised with chemical burns after freak pool accident

12 June 2020, 13:38 | Updated: 12 June 2020, 13:55

Taylor Hawkins of The Darkness performs on New Orleans in LA
Taylor Hawkins of The Darkness performs on New Orleans in LA. Picture: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

The Darkness frontman has revealed he had to seek emergency attention after trying to fix the swimming pool in his Switzerland home.

Justin Hawkins has revealed how he was rushed to hospital recently after being burned by toxic chemicals.

The Darkness frontman had to undergo emergency treatment when he attempted to fix the swimming pool in his Switzerland home.

As reported by NME, speaking about the painful accident on celebrity message service Cameo, he said: "There was a problem with the pool, a pump thing and some chemicals came out of it. I think it was a PH negative chemical to control the acidity of the pool.

"I was trying to fix it and I touched my legs and my shorts melted onto my legs, so then I had to go to hospital."

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