Billy Corgan Shares Shirtless Photo Revealing Medical Treatment


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan worried fans initially yesterday when he shared a photo of IV’s hooked up to his arm.

Corgan wrote yesterday on Instagram, “Sometimes rock and roll has its costs. But it does occur to me sitting here that my aim is to make peace with my family first, and then spend whatever time I have left here making peace with God #loveisallyouneed.” He later shared a video of himself singing an impromptu song titled “I’m Fine.” He wrote, “New song! ‘I’m f-i-n-e!’ #loveisallyouneed.”

Today, Corgan has revealed in a new photo that he underwent cupping therapy.

According to Web MD: “Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.”

Corgan posted a couple of weeks ago that he was sick, but then a few days later shared that he was feeling better.

“I’m feeling a lot better, but sympathies to anyone who has caught this scourge going round. ‘Tis awful. Still, we have work today, as I figured the Lord’s day (Sunday) is as good a day as any to write a good song. So, blessings to all, and Love to all…”

Results of yesterday's cupping session…

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New song! *I'm f-i-n-e!* #loveisallyouneed

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  • Kay B

    I never understood cupping. Big hickies. There hasn’t been any research that says it helps with aliments. You are pretty much just breaking capillaries. But it’s a nice alternative fad I guess.

    • Trovoid

      Hell, I could find a woman willing to do that rather than waste my time going to a doctor.

      • Kay B

        I suppose you could look at it that way.

        • Trovoid

          That’s Billy for you. He will do anything holistic or alternative to stand out from the crowd. I bet he’s soothing himself with some tea that nobody else has drank before. He and Maynard Keenan are too smart for this world.