The lead singer of the band Travis said he had to go to the hospital after his hand was “beaten” by a sausage dog.
Fran Healy, 48, said he tried to rescue the dog after he found it running in the middle of a mountain of three cars downhill in Los Angeles.
In a social media post, after he chased and picked it up, Dashund claimed that he “broke open the shit from my left hand” before escaping.
When a neighbor called an ambulance, a Scottish frontman then rushed into his house to pour alcohol on the allegedly bloody wound.
He then claimed that the fire engine had started instead of the ambulance, but for unknown reasons, the firefighters advised him to go for emergency treatment.
After driving to a walk-in clinic in Hollywood, he was seen by medical staff.
“They cleaned me clean, and now I’m here, and my fingers are patched and bloody,” Healy said. “The dog is … fine. I was cornered at the foot of the hill.”
He added that the dog owner, who lives in a house previously owned by Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, has reunited with the dog.
Travis had mainstream success in the late 1990s, scoring top 10 hits including “Why it always rains me”.
The band’s songwriter, Healy, released a solo album in 2010 featuring Paul McCartney. He has been based in Los Angeles with his family for several years.