Got Talent Dancer, 73, Collects Disability

Shows little sign of ailment in routine
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 25, 2009 11:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 73-year-old breakdancing grandfather may have more skills than just the moves he's flashing on Britain's Got Talent, reports the Daily Mail. Fred Bowers also collects more than $100 a week in disability for a bum leg not evident on the British reality show. “I’ve no idea how he expected to get away with carrying on claiming while pulling off such amazing dance moves in front of millions,” a neighbor told the Sun.

Bowers says that despite his dancing, he can’t walk without a cane. Onstage, “it’s mostly my back, neck, and head that I move so I don’t see what the problem is because it is my leg that’s bad.”