Moby was whisked to a New York City hospital on Tuesday (January 2) for treatment for a cat bite sustained on New Year’s Day. Moby was walking around Chinatown when a nice gesture on the techno rocker’s part went awry.
“I was walking around Chinatown (as I’m wont to do…is it ‘want’ or ‘wont’? My Chaucerian English is pretty crappy) and I stopped to pet a street cat (as I’m wont to do) and the street cat attacked me (as they’re wont to do) and it bit my hand very deeply (as they’re wont to do. Ok, I’ll stop now),” wrote Moby on his website.
He added, “Throughout the day my hand got more and more infected and swollen and sore. But I, being relatively stoic, just went about my business, assuming that my relative youth and relative health would prevent me from getting rabies or whatever diseases were floating around in this cat’s mouth. But no. I went to sleep with a sore hand, only to be awoken at some ungodly hour (9 a.m.) with tons of pain and the inability to move my fingers.”
“So, being of sound mind and body, I went to my local emergency room where I was rushed into the ‘urgent care’ ward and given a tetanus shot and some mega-dose of antibiotics. The doctors told me that cat bites are extremely serious (especially when delivered by the foul-mouthed denizens of dumpsters in Chinatown) and they reprimanded me for not coming in right after it happened.”
There’s no word as to how the injury will affect Moby’s forthcoming album.