Before MTV debuted in 1981, music videos consisted of performance clips by British bands who couldn’t afford to tour America. But when the station took off, everything about videos got bigger: the concepts, the budgets, the stunts—and definitely the hair.
But making videos wasn’t all glamour. Behind the scenes, the long days were filled with vomit, blood, and diarrhea. Here’s a brief look at the injuries and ailments behind some of the decade’s most iconic videos.
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