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Cuts like a knife: Bryan Adams seeks answers from Air Canada after his guitar is marred

Last Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm EDT

Bryan Adam's got off a flight from Toronto to Detroit to find his acoustic guitar with black marker writing on it. @BryanAdams Twitter

In the Summer of 69, Canadian rock icon Byran Adams declared that he got his first real six-string and played it till his “fingers bled.”

In the summer of 2015, it was likely his eyes that were bleeding after he popped open his guitar case following an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Detroit to find his trusty guitar scrawled on with black marker.

On Saturday, Adams tweeted out a photo of the new, unwanted adornments, asking someone from the airline to contact him about the “pen damage done to my guitar.”

There’s no word on the value of the guitar, but it’s unlikely he bought it at the ‘five and dime.’

A few hours after his tweet, an Air Canada representative reached out to Adams on Twitter.

Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick told CityNews.ca the airline is in touch with Adams and they are still “looking into this matter.”

“Our goal is always to have everyone’s baggage arrive safely at its destination,” Fitzpatrick said in an email.

But to his fans, the sight of the sullied guitar cut like a knife.

It’s not just singers, but swingers, who are airing their airline beefs on social media.

Two prominent golfers have been victims of ill-timed misplacement of their most important luggage — their clubs.

Last summer United Airlines lost Rory McIlroy’s clubs after he landed in Dublin for the Irish Open.

The clubs showed up the next day.

And earlier this month, Canadian golfer Graham DaLaet’s clubs were misplaced by Irish airliner AerLingus just in time for The British Open.

He had to use replacement clubs in a practice round before he was reunited with his sticks fifty-four hours later.

The reunion wasn’t as happy as it should have been though.

The airline may have temporarily misplaced the clubs, but it was DaLaet’s fault for leaving a carton of protein powder inside his travel bag.

It burst, leaving his clubs looking a tad weathered.

“You just can’t make this stuff up,” he tweeted.

You may not be able to count on an airline to transport your guitar without adding Sharpie doodles, or to deliver your clubs in time for a major competition, but you can count on the Twitterverse to turn temporary turmoil into comedy fodder.

Even DeLaet got in on the action.