Everyone has a fear, be it flying, standing in public and talking, or having a routine flu jab. This article covers some of the celebrities who are scared of needles. Despite the many celebrities who choose to adorn themselves with tattoos, some, however, are a lot more modest because they suffer from major needle issues!
Pete Doherty is so scared of needles that on a recent visit to the tattoo parlor, when he planned to get one of TS Elliott’s poems tattooed onto his backside, he backed out! Despite plans to have the poet’s verse scrawled over his butt, he decided to leave the area clean when he saw the needle involved that would be used to do the deed.
Alice Cooper might be known for being crazy on stage-, but the rock singer has told fans in interviews that needles are the only thing that he is frightened of. He was quoted to have said that he can stick is head into a guillotine, or play with snakes- but needles, no!
Jackie Chan the famous martial arts actor is also reportedly scared stiff of needles. The man of martial arts does all of his own stunts on the sets of his movies, but until now, insurers have not been able to offer him policy should he get injured because he would not accept having a needle with the fear he has!
Conan O Brian was found to be a needle phobia when he was offered up a flu jab back in 2005 and had to refuse one because of his fear.
Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance is also not a fan of using needles! He declared his fear in a recent interview.
Snoop Dogg- The famous rapper hates them and shared his fear on the TV show Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood.
Kimbo Slice, although he is fantastic at street fighting, martial arts and iconic you tube vids, he would not be the first one to take a flu jab if necessary, in fact, he would run the other way!
The Chicago Bulls team member, Derek Rose refused to have stitches when he was injured because he cannot stomach the thought of being pricked by a needle.
And finally, Sonny Liston, who is the former heavy weight world champion, was so scared of needles that he declined going on a world tour because of the need to have injections before touring! The weird thing about this though is that he was supposed to have died from a heroin overdose, which made fans sure that foul play existed. He was known to have been scared of needles from the age of 4.
Although we are covering their fear of needles in a humorous way, it is not something that is to be mocked or made fun of because being scared of needles can actually see you in a life-or-death situation. If you are frightened of needles try to get help and overcome your fears. You never really know when you might need a shot or two, injury can occur at any time.
Interesting Facts that You May Not Know:
The real name for those that have a fear of needles is trypanophobia. It is reported that around 20% of people in the US have this and out of those, 10% are unable to undergo medical procedures as a result.