For a related study - of representations of disability in popular music - see:
George McKay, "Crippled with nerves: Popular Music and Polio", Popular Music, 28:3 (October 2009), 341-365.
George McKay, Shakin' All Over: Popular Music and Disability, University of Michigan Press, Forthcoming.
For another innovative approach to the question of men, masculinity and health see:
Alondro Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination, University of Minnesota Press, 2011.