Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe seems to be in real need of magic to remedy the severe headache, a rare ailment, that has been taking a toll on the 22-year-old actor.
‘Cluster headaches’, a very rare condition, which is experienced by only 1% of the world population, causes excruciating pain on one side of the head. It occurs periodically and caused spontaneous remissions interrupt active periods of pain.
Radcliffe describes the demon to the Independent newspaper in the UK, saying “I was in the middle of these weird things called ‘cluster headaches’. It’s very rare evidently, but it’s exceptionally painful. It makes a migraine look quite tame.”
Dr. Peter Goadsby, Professor of Clinical Neurology at University College London (now University of California, San Francisco), a leading researcher on the condition has remarked about the fatal pain, saying “Cluster headache is probably the worst pain that humans experience.”
The Potter boy recalled, “At the time I thought I was being a wuss. I was taking 12 (strong painkillers) a day and going, ‘Why do I still have a headache?’” The pain has forced the actor to cancel many of his important professional assignments earlier this year.
Thankfully, the demonic pain could not stop the magic boy from making a brilliant special guest appearance in Beginners, Indie band Slow Club’s new music video.
In the video Radcliffe, in a red Hawaiian shirt, mouths the lyrics to a track sung by Rebecca Taylor and goes around the Faltering Fullback in London’s Finsbury Park, drinking the dregs of other people’s pints.