Johnny Cash - 'Hurt" - On Google Video

The Man in Black was the Man in Pain.

"This poignant performance of Nine Inch Nail’s, "Hurt" is almost haunting, as it was recorded just prior to Cash’s untimely death. Whether or not a Johnny Cash fan, this performance is powerful and deep with emotion." Source: FastFocus.TV

Johnny Cash knew pain like few other people, he spent his whole life with it after his jaw was broken during dental surgery and reportedly never healed completely after 34 operations.

When asked about the jaw pain, he used to answer: "It’s pretty severe, almost all the time. Except when I’m onstage. I pray for that, and it works. It doesn’t alter or hinder my performance. I don’t take painkillers."

Strangely enough for our litigious society, Johnny Cash never sued the surgeon despite everybody's advice.

Johnny Cash: A Law Unto Himself. Barney Hoskyns, Mojo 36, December 1996.
Johnny Cash from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated: 01/04/2008

1 comment:

  1. As a psychologist, I use the video for Hurt with my patients.

    Johnny Cash passed away the day my family and I moved into our new house. Consequently, we named the music room, "The Cash Room," in his honor.

    Here, from my CD of original Johnny Cash tribute songs, is a duet I wrote called:

    The Ballad of Johnny and June
    Dr BLT ft. Alyssa Kaes
    words and music by Dr. BLT (c) 2007

    Here's a tribute based on one of Johnny's own big hits:

    (We) Still Miss Someone
    Dr BLT
    new words by Dr. BLT (c) 2007