Swedish man gets disability benefits for heavy metal “addiction”

A metal head in Sweden had his heavy metal music habit declared an addiction requiring state disability payments.

In Sweden, a headbanger has succeeded in having his heavy metal music obsession declared an addiction that requires state disability benefits.Roger Tullgren, 42, a heavily tattooed metal head who works as a dishwasher in southern Sweden, said he consulted three psychologists to receive statements testifying to the extent of his heavy metal music dependency, reports the Local, a Swedish news website.“I have been trying for 10 years to get this classified as a handicap,” he told the Local.“I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against.”

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