The band's frontman tumbled off the stage during a performance in Gothenburg, Sweden and broke his right leg
Rock band Foo Fighters have decided to cancel their next two performances after their lead vocal and guitarist Dave Grohl fell off the stage and literally broke his leg during a concert in Sweden on Friday.
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Despite the catastrophic tumble off the stage, the 45-year old singer went on to complete the performance, sitting down on the chair with a right leg elevated and bandaged up. Dave Grohl had an x-ray after the unfortunate incident which revealed at least one broken bone. However, the nature of other injuries is not fully determined yet. That’s why the band has cancelled their upcoming June 14 performance in Landgraaf, Netherlands on Sunday and the following performance in Saint Gallen, Switzerland on June 16.
Foo Fighters made this announcement on their official website on Saturday.
“As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of onsite medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete their performance,” The statement reads. “While the full extent of Dave’s injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least on fracture. As a result, Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland.”
After falling off the stage, Dave Grohl told crowd while lying on the floor on his back. “I think I just broke my leg.” But announced to continue and finish the show after receiving medical attention. “You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish this show.”
The rest of the band carried on the show, playing the set of covers in Grohl’s absence. About an hour later, he rejoined the group with the assistance of two medics and continued the show for more two-and-a-half hours.
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The Friday’s performance in Sweden and the subsequent performances were a part of Foo Fighters’ ongoing world tour Sonic Highways, which is their eighth tour and commenced after the launch of their eighth studio album having the same title. The next show is due on June 19 in Wembley Stadium in London, which may also be called off given the circumstances.