Pete Burns in "Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far?"
It's Thanksgiving in the good ol' USA and while Americans carve up the turkey, ABC News brings us celebrities who carve up their faces. And it ain't pretty.
ABC's Cynthia McFadden hosts "Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far?" and talks to Pete Burns the lead singer for Dead or Alive who hit fame in the mid-80's with the dance club classic "You Spin Me Round".
Burns is also well-known for changing his face over and over and over. Behold a few examples:
Of Pete's ever-changing face, he says, "People redecorate their homes every few years and I see this as no different. Changing my face is like buying a new sofa."
But those photos are quite a sight, n'est-ce pas?
Not sure why, but I am endlessly fascinated by Pete Burns. Something about his unique, ever-changing androgyny has just always totally captivated me. Plus, he's smart, has a powerful singing voice and produces great dance/pop music.
There have been some problems with Pete Burn's penchant for plastic surgery. He recently won a lucrative lawsuit against a London surgeon for botched procedures which left Pete with serious lip trauma...
Pete also says his doctors told him he'd have to have his lips amputated!
I do love Pete Burns, but it's safe to say that his formerly intriguing visage and image, pictured here...
...has become something difficult to understand or appreciate:
In 1989, Dead or Alive had a song called "Baby Don't Say Goodbye" which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart.
Pete Burns wrote the song with lyrics that perhaps foreshadow his plastic surgery path.
The song goes, "I guess you couldn't face the heavy responsibility of looking at my face".
Was Pete Burns singing it to himself?!
In addition to Pete Burns, tonight's show also features interviews with Heidi Montag and the insufferable Janice Dickenson.
And ya just gotta know that somewhere along the way this show will just HAVE to mention and show pictures of the unbelievable Jocelyn Wildenstein.
Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far? airs tonight on ABC in Canada and the USA at 10pm ET. Here's the ABC News press release:
With candid and shocking revelations from some of America’s most famous celebrities, ABC News will air an hour-long special anchored by ABC News’ Cynthia McFadden, “Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far?” on Wednesday, November 24 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET.) on ABC. The program tells the inside story of how plastic surgery changed the world of celebrity forever -- and the price some of these stars have paid -- including the procedures, do’s and don’ts, and the real scoop of who has had what done to their bodies.
On “Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far?”:
* “Nightline” Anchor Cynthia McFadden sits down with starlet Heidi Montag and reveals all on her radical revision last year, where she underwent at least 10 cosmetic procedures in a single day.
* ABC News Correspondent Nick Watt speaks to Pete Burns, an electro-pop rockstar of the 1980’s and the striking, androgynous front man of British band Dead or Alive, who sees plastic surgery as an art form – and himself as the clay.
* ABC News Correspondent Neal Karlinsky talks to Janice Dickinson, the knockout cover girl with just about every enhancement known to man who says “Everything about me is fake... and I’m perfect.”
* ABC News Correspondent Chris Connelly looks at “redos” or revision operations where patients again turn to plastic surgery to correct botched jobs.
* “Nightline’ Contributor Lisa Ling reports on the rising trend of teenagers getting plastic surgery. How young is too young?
Should be very interesting. Are you gonna wait til you're finished eating before you tune in?
All I know is the next TV show I wanna see is, "Celebrity Plastic Surgery Rehab".
Here are some resources to look at if you or someone you know suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder: