Ray Davies of the Kinks is still dealing with medical problems from being shot in the leg over seven years ago.

(He was shot in New Orleans in 2004, while chasing a thief who snatched a friend's purse.  Ray, who's now 66, was 59 years old at the time.)

Ray tells "Q" magazine, quote, "It's been pretty bad, actually. I got quite sick before [this past] Christmas from residue that is still in the leg, which formed a clot. It made me quite ill and I was hospitalized for a bit.

"To put it politely, I don't think it was handled very well at the time: Partly because the hospital was busy, and partly due to the nature of the gunshot wound. It was a zigzag bullet."