By Jack Elsom For Mailonline
Published: 02:11 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 03:03 BST, 15 June 2019
David Bowie was grateful to have been punched in the face as a teenager because it resulted in his trademark eyes, according to the man who walloped him.
George Underwood, an old friend of the future music legend, revealed that childhood jostling over a girl they both liked led to him smacking Bowie and unintentionally rupturing his iris sphincter muscle.
But he claims the Life On Mars hitmaker later thanked him for the 1962 thump because his iconic blue and brown eyes played into his flamboyant Ziggy Stardust alter-ego.
David Bowie was reportedly grateful for being punched in the face because it caused his iconic blue and brown eyes that played into his flamboyant Ziggy Stardust alter-ego
George Underwood (left), an old friend of the future music legend (middle), revealed that childhood jostling over a girl they both liked led to