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Lenny Kravitz accused of illegal dentistry in the Bahamas

By | Published on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz has been accused of practising illegal dentistry in the Bahamas. Or at least running a dental clinic without the necessary paperwork. I should make it clear that there is no evidence that he was pulling teeth himself. Even if his music might sometimes make it feel that way.

A temporary free clinic in Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, set up by the musician’s Let Love Rule Foundation, was shut down by police and immigration officials on Monday, after Kravitz failed to provide proper documentation for the four day initiative.

According to The Eleutheran Newspaper, a police report stated that officers had raided the clinic following a tip off that “a group of persons [were] operating an illegal clinic at the Catholic Hall in Gregory Town”.

Kravitz himself was apparently on site, the report continuing: “While there [police] spoke with Mr Lenny Kravitz who reported that he was hosting the free clinic through his Let Love Rule Foundation in conjunction with the GLO Good Foundation. Mr Kravitz was not able to produce documentation authorising the event, as a result he was informed that he was in breach of the Immigration and Public Health Acts and was instructed to cease all operations until proper authorisation was obtained”.

The newspaper reports that among the people being treated at the time, one was having dentures fitted and another was undergoing root canal surgery. It’s not clear if these procedures were completed. “This could have been handled much more diplomatically… and was so embarrassing”, said one patient.

It is expected that the clinic will re-open in the new year, once proper paperwork has been obtained.