I'll behave, he claims

Debauched punk icon Iggy Pop has claimed he has retired from stage diving after a nasty fall.

It happens to us all. The creaks in your bones start to get louder every morning, and a night on the tiles begins to look less appealing than watching 'Come Dine With Me'.

In short, you're getting old. Don't feel too bad, though, as it's begun to happen to Iggy Pop. The Stooges singer is one of the most animated frontmen in rock music, spending the best part of forty years crawling around the stage and charging the audience.

However after a recent bout of stage diving left him in agony, Iggy Pop vowed to curb his antics. The singer was playing a show in New York's Carnegie Hall recently when the crowd parted and he was left with severe bruising.

"When I landed it hurt and I made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stagedive," he told Jam! Showbiz. "The audience were just like, 'What are you doing?'"

Iggy Pop recently reformed Iggy And The Stooges, the band which recorded 1973's 'Raw Power' album.

The album itself is set to be re-issued later this year alongside a host of extras. The three disc spectacular presents the original album in a re-mastered format alongside a host of extras.

Iggy And The Stooges are to hit Britain on their 'Raw Power' tour, performing at All Tomorrow's Parties in May.
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