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Mark Ronson "nearly died" working with Black Lips

Mark Ronson had a terrifying brush with death whilst working with Black Lips on their new album. 

The band and Ronson, who is producing the record, were in the studio and about to lay down the groundwork for a song called 'Raw Meat' when a creative plan went awry. 

Black Lips star, Cole Alexander, explained to the NME that they had a great idea to get them in the right mindset, but it soon backfired:

"To get in the mood to record 'Raw Meat' we started eating all this liver sashimi. Then we all started getting sick from it. Mark had to go to hospital because his fever was so high. His brain was cooking, man."

35-year-old Ronson added that he "nearly died":

"I thought maybe I was hungover or something. Then I started shivering uncontrollably. The next thing, the band are putting all these blankets over me. I wake up an hour later , just f***ing moaning and groaning."

"When I was there I was diagnosed with something with a lot of syllables in it - endorhinitis, or something like that. I almost died. But I don't think it was intentional on their part."

Watch Black Lips talk about their forthcoming record at SXSW here: