Translation by Arinaela/tha:
Why a Tokio Hotel fan was silent for 10 days?
Dark Times - Tokio Hotel
Bill/Tom: "When we are together, we're not scared of anything!"
Gustav: "I am actually a very vulnerable person"
Even the popular artists, like Tokio Hotel can have dark times in their lives. Last year was filled not only with successes but also with everyday troubles for the boys. And the new 2009 year began with a problem: drummer Gustav's trip to the hospital!
Two days after New Years, Gustav woke up because of sharp stomach pains. At first he reacted calmly to this: he decided not to do anything about it, just poured himself some tea and thought that the pains would quickly go away on their own. However, the pain strengthened and Gustav called one of his good friends who drove him to the hospital. "We need to operate immediately!" proclaimed the doctors and sent Gustav to the OR for an appendectomy.
Gustav has recovered now and is back to his old self. Remembering the incident he admits, "I didn't want to go to the hospital. Maybe it was silly, but I waited until the very end. Thanks to my friend, who insisted that I go!" Who this selfless friend happens to be, Gustav didn't mention. But we can say for certain, it wasn't Bill or Tom.
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"Bill deals with his fear of flying by constantly flying to performances."
At that time they were on vacation (finally! after exhausting performances in the USA) in Maldives. The difficult tour schedule took a toll on Bill's health. Last year he was sick a lot and even had an operation on his vocal cords. Many concerts of the 1000 Hotels tour were affected around the world. Many fans who bought tickets and reserved hotel rooms were left with nothing. Some dates were later rescheduled but far from all: in Slovenia, Finland, and Norway the concerts still haven't happened and the fans ended up returning the tickets.
Bill's illness became a real tragedy for the fans who cried at the concert halls and sent "get well packages" to the hospital. One of the fans even decided to be silent for 10 days straight as a sign of support for her idol (and by the words of witnesses, she kept her "vow of silence"!)
Bill's illness became a real tragedy for the fans who cried at the concert halls and sent "get well packages" to the hospital. One of the fans even decided to be silent for 10 days straight as a sign of support for her idol (and by the words of witnesses, she kept her vow!)
Tom Kaulitz, whose fun personality and jokes everyone loves, often feels sad and suffers from problems relating to his "mental health". "Tom, of course, will never tell you about it, but on tour he often feels sad in his room: he feels homesick or just feels a bit melancholic," tells Bill revealing his brother's secrets.
In all, in a life filled with tours with endless concerts and travels, especially such an intense one as Tokio's, the chances of tragic accidents rise exponentially.) "Once in Moscow," remembers Bill, "the staff didn't assemble the stage properly and it was literally coming apart under our feet. We were afraid to make any unnecessary steps and were mainly concentrating on not breaking any limbs!"
In all, unpleasant situations aren't always due to somebody's negligence but are sometimes cause by something general. Bill, for example, is scared of flights, "Can't stand planes! During flights, I'm always nervous, always expecting the plane to crash! Once we were flying to Cannes for an award show and got caught in a huge storm. I was so scared that my life was almost flashing before my eyes!" Back then, everything turned out fine, and there is no escaping flying, including long trans-continental fights. This is all part of being Tokio Hotel...
By the end of 2008 poor Gustav still couldn't escape from being in the path of misfortune, his car ended up on the tram tracks after hitting two others in the prosess. He had friends with him at the time and they, as well as the musician, ended up in trouble (there could have even been serious charges against Gustav in this incident) and in the hospital in Magdeburg. But as soon as Gustav was released, he immediately left for Liverpool with the group in order to attend the MTV EMAs.
At that ceremony, even the press noticed how skinny and pale the boy looked. "The boy needs rest!" the fans decided and began a petition to Tokio Hotel's managers in order to ask them to let the boys have a vacation. "We are currently working on the new album," said Tom Kaulitz, "A new CD means a new tour. But before we begin, we want to take care of our health a little. However, since the fans will miss us, we will try to return as quickly as we can!"
Author: Eleonora Miroshnikova
That's it I think... As I've said before, feel free to correct me, sometimes there are phrases or expressions that are better then direct translation. :)