And my mamma said — you gotta brush twice a day and floss every night, but also have the proper permits if you want to perform oral surgery.
In perhaps the weirdest story this week (so far), Lenny Kravitz has been accused of running an illegal dental operation in the Bahamas. But according to reports, Kravitz wasn’t actually performing surgery himself at the pop-up dentistry clinic on the island of Eleuthera — it was part of a charity the performer was sponsoring.
Despite the best intentions, Page Six of the New York Post reports that the clinic didn’t have proper permits to perform dental work and was quickly shut down. Kravitz sponsored the free dental program through his Let Love Rule Foundation, and, according to reports recently flew four American dentists to Eleuthera with the goal of providing services to locals over the course of four days at no charge.
But the clinic was deemed illegal, and the authorities came in.
“Sometime around 1:33pm on Saturday 12/12/15 the Police received a report that there was a group of persons operating an illegal clinic at the Catholic Hall in Gregory Town,” the local police report states, via the NME.
“As a result Officers visited the location along with Immigration officers. While there they 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.”
Page Six says it reached out to a Kravitz spokesperson for a response, but the rock star’s camp has offered no comment.