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World Party Offers Visions of Another World After Brain Aneurysm

Karl Wallinger has been conspicuously absent from the music scene over the past decade -- and with good reason. The former Waterboy and World Party founder suffered a debilitating brain aneurysm in 2001 that left him unable to walk and talk, let alone sing and play any of the many instruments he's mastered.

Yet for the composer of such Britpop hits as "Ship of Fools," "Is It Like Today?," "Put the Message in the Box," "Give It All Away," "Way Down Now" and "She's The One" (a mega-hit for Robbie Williams), it was only a matter of time -- and rehabilitation -- before again taking to the stage. In fact, Wallinger was on stage a mere two months after getting out of the hospital and the experience put him "at ease" that he could still perform.

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Glenn BurnSilver
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