there's something about picturing Frank Turner literally playing out this scene that i find rather humorous.
"The show was opened by an acoustic Frank Turner, accompanied by Matt Nasir on mandolin. The singer made reference to his recent ill health and told the crowd he was wearing a back brace. "Last week I slipped a fucking disc in my back and I was told by my doctor not to play gigs for three months... and I told him to fuck off,"
Just imagine it.. the dr sits down to give him some sensible advice and expects his patient to nod gravely and so 'okay doc, you know whats best. But not our Frank! "fuck off!" he says to the doc, flicking him the Vs and hobbling off his chair and out the door going 'ooh... oaaohh.. aah etc etc". The dr sits with a dumfounded expression unable to process why someone would be so anarchic and confrontational after being given sound medical advice.