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Old May 29 2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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Shatner On His 1992 MTV Movie Awards Performance

An injury on the day of shooting explains William Shatner's unexpected behavior at the past awards ceremony.

As reported by MTV, a horseback-riding accident was the reason that Shatner acted so bizarrely at the award show where he was due to perform several songs. "I was concussed," explained Shatner. "I don't remember doing the songs!"

The day of the shoot, Shatner went horseback riding. "So that morning of the afternoon I was going to be there, I went to ride some of my horses, and I got on a three-year-old horse," said Shatner. "Boom! The horse went up in the air, and I was knocked unconscious. I was out, apparently for a half an hour. 'What happened?' They told me what happened. 'What happened?' They told me again. This went on for a couple of hours, and I went to the doctor's."

He drove back to L.A. to do the taping of the show. And there were complications on top of his injury. "I said, 'You know, I don't sing, I do lyrics, so I need an instrument that carries the tune and I need rhythm instruments, anything," said Shatner. "And I'm trotted out to the stage, and they have bongo drums and a xylophone to carry the tune. And I've got to sing a song like 'I Want to Sex You Up,' which has six words. That's the song!"

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Old May 29 2008, 09:45 AM   #2
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A bizarre life. Shat happens.
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Old May 29 2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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Anyone know of a link to Shatner's actual 1992 MTV awards performance? I searched on YouTube but couldn't find one.
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Old May 29 2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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I'll have to look this one up on youtube...
This is, excuse me ... a damn fine cup of coffee...
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Old May 30 2008, 12:52 AM   #5
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My first ride on my then-three-year-old (some Arabians grow slowly, but that leaves time for a solid basis in groundwork. I suspect Saddlebreds do too, but I'd be guessing. I never knew any baby Saddlebreds) went smooth as buttah. In fact every first ride I've taken on a horse I'm starting out went as smooth as buttah. Dude, work don't rush the ground-work!

But yeah, I gotta feel for him. I got a concussion the same way. I was even wearing a helmet and it just flew off. I still remember that day, but strangely, not the same way everyone else does. I was dumb enough to put the saddle on my horse for the first time... with an arm broken in two places. Luckily that went well, but it was dumb. And I thought that I kept having to be woken up and that I missed three days of school because of pain killers.

Years later, mom told me I wasn't on any strong pain killers. I just had a concussion. I never knew that. Apparently I was told, but I wasn't in my head at the time.

So a performer going on auto-pilot after a concussion? Sure! Why not? It frakked me up for a few days. I seem to remember he was pretty funny, but that was back in high school.
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