Singer 'died' in operation

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed that he almost died in surgery last year.

A rock icon, Josh Homme combines a stunning voice with a forbidding persona. Leading Queens Of The Stone Age to worldwide fame, at times the ginger frontman can seem like an unstoppable force.

However in a recent interview Josh Homme has revealed a startling brush with death. The singer underwent an operation last year, but some severe complications left the singer fighting for his life.

Speaking to the NME, Josh Homme explained that when he was under anaesthetic he actually 'died' on the operating table.

"I had an operation and died and survived on the table," explained the iconic frontman. "I had surgery on my leg and there were complications and I died on the table. I was in bed for three months."

Struggling back to full health, Josh Homme was finally given the clearance to get back to a normal life in mid-December. Starting work on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, it seems that Josh Homme is back to his fighting best.

The singer explained that work in the studio is as competitive as ever. "We're all just waiting to show each other all the ideas we've got," the singer/guitarist said. "Everybody's trying to outdo each other with their iPod right now…"

Meanwhile, Queens Of The Stone Age are set to re-issue their debut album. Self-titled, the record will be expanded to include some bonus material, taken from their rarely heard early EPs.

Issued jointly between Domino and Rekord Rekords, 'Queens Of The Stone Age' will be released on March 7th.

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