Seagull Injures Classic Pianist British classical pianist Paul Lewis was heading into rehearsal when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger, and will miss a festival.

Seagull Injures Classic Pianist

Seagull Injures Classic Pianist

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British classical pianist Paul Lewis was heading into rehearsal when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger, and will miss a festival.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In the early 1980s, the English music scene brought us the new wave band A Flock of Seagulls. Now, the seagulls have turned on a leading classical pianist. Paul Lewis was walking to rehearsal in Liverpool when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, then stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger - not good for a pianist. He will miss a music festival this weekend, as he put it, for seagull reasons. It's MORNING EDITION.

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