Andy escapes death again

Andy Brown, Adam Pitts, Joel Peat and Ryan Fletcher from Lawson

Andy Brown, Adam Pitts, Joel Peat and Ryan Fletcher from Lawson

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LAWSON singer Andy Brown has revealed that - for the second time - he is lucky to be alive.

The former Winstanley College student suffered liver failure last year, after a drink was spiked.

The head of my record label then called me up. That’s when I knew things were serious

Andy Brown

He was on a night out with friends in Liverpool, but as he is not a heavy drinker, had not consumed an awful lot.

He awoke the morning after with no recollection of the night before, with a terrible hangover. Over the next few days, he couldn’t eat, could barely get out of bed and was rapidly losing weight. Two weeks later, he was in hospital with liver failure and facing a transplant. He was told that not all patients survive the procedure. Andy said: “The head of my record label then called me up, all concerned. That’s when I knew things were serious.”

The recording of their album was promptly shelved, and he was admitted to hospital. Lucky, Andy - who had a brain tumour in his teens - pulled through and the band were able to record their album in Nashille, America, in the same studio as Maroon 5 and Kings of Leon. Details are yet to be released.

Revealing the inspiration behind the track Roads, Andy said: “It actually came from one of my favourite TV programmes, Californication, Hank Moody (David Duchovny) said the lyric, ‘All roads lead back to you, no matter what I do’. I was like, ‘That’s a really cool concept’, and it’s just that idea of when you’re trying to escape something - whether it’s a relationship, drinking, drugs, or whatever - but you just end up back there all the time.”