Tuesday, March 31, 2015

VIDEO: Van Halen – David Lee Roth injured during Jimmy Kimmel performance

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth injured himself during the opening number of the band’s performance on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.

Hitting the stage to perform their 1984 hit, “Panama”, Roth cut his nose with the microphone sometime during the song’s first verse. The singer could be seen wiping blood away as the song continued, with Roth eventually going sidestage to grab a towel in an attempt to clean it up and prevent further bleeding.

The singer left the stage during the track before returning to advise the crowd of his injury and apologized as the group took a short break before restarting the performance after Roth was outfitted with a bandage across his nose.

Van Halen then ran through a greatest hits set that included “Panama”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Hot For Teacher”, “Eruption”, “You Really Got Me”, “Dance The Night Away”, Unchained” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”

The late night show will broadcast material from the mini-concert over two nights – Monday and Tuesday.

On Monday, the program aired footage of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With The Devil” and a portion of “Dance The Night Away”, which saw Roth invite a girl up from the crowd to dance.

Van Halen will launch a North American tour in support of the live album in Seattle on July 5.

The group are also scheduled to perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, April 2.

See also:

VIDEO: Van Halen perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
VIDEO: Van Halen soundcheck for Jimmy Kimmel Live performance
VIDEO: Van Halen rehearse for Jimmy Kimmel Live performance
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