Sunday, June 14, 2015

Foo Fighters cancel shows following Dave Grohl’s leg fracture

The Foo Fighters have cancelled a pair of shows on their current European tour following a leg fracture to frontman Dave Grohl after he fell off the stage in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12.

“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,” says the band. “With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance.

“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 one 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.”

The Foo Fighters took an intermission following Grohl’s accident, and then returned to the stage to play a series of covers before the singer rejoined them during a version of the Queen/David Bowie classic, “Under Pressure.”

Following the Sweden incident, Grohl posted a photo of an x-ray displaying the fracture, adding “Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.”

The Foo Fighters next appearance is scheduled for London’s Wembley Stadium on June 19.

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