The Killers' Brandon Flowers needs operation after flipping over handlebars of bike

Julia Hunt
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Brandon Flowers of The Killers seen at KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Brandon Flowers onstage in 2019 (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

The Killers star Brandon Flowers has revealed he needs an operation after flying over the handlebars of his mountain bike.

The singer, 39, opened up during an Instagram Live session.

He didn’t say when the accident was but it’s thought he was referring to a spill he took in 2017, which he previously posted about on Twitter.

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Flowers told fans on Instagram Live: "Some of you may have seen the picture I posted and some footage when I went over the handlebars on my bike and an injury from that has manifested itself."

“I have a torn labrum in that shoulder so I am going under the knife in a couple of weeks to get that taken care of,” he explained.

The star also said he had “bad shoulders” anyway and that he had previously undergone a procedure where “they go in and try to shave some of the bone off to relieve the impingement that causes pain”.

“Maybe one day I’ll golf again,” he quipped.

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In 2017, Flowers posted a message on Twitter about taking a tumble during a bike ride.

Sharing a photograph of his face covered in cuts and scratches, he said: “When mtn biking down hill, don't squeeze left brake.”

Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 26, 2018, in Napa, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Brandon Flowers at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival in 2018 (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Rocker Flowers found fame as lead singer and keyboardist of Las Vegas-based band The Killers.

The band are known for hits such as Mr Brightside, Smile Like You Mean It and When You Were Young.

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Flowers also has a solo career and has released two albums – Flamingo and The Desired Effect.

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