Thursday 23 November 2017

Foo Fighters cancel shows after frontman Dave Grohl falls off stage and breaks leg

Dave Grohl told the crowd
Dave Grohl told the crowd "I think I really broke my leg" before he was taken away for medical attention
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters at Slane Castle yesterdayPhoto: Arthur Carron
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl at Slane Castle in Co Meath
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Foo Fighters have decided to cancel two shows in Europe after the band's frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage during a concert in Sweden and broke a leg.

Grohl fell off the stage during the concert in Goteborg, Sweden, yesterday. A hospital visit after the show confirmed he had sustained at least one fracture in the fall, although the full extent of the injuries are still being determined.

As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its June 14 show at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands as well as its June 16 concert in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Videos posted on social media showed Grohl walking across the stage in Goteborg when he appeared to trip and plunge over the edge.

"I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg," he told the crowd, lying on his back in front of the stage.

ROCK GODS: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters at Slane Castle yesterday. Photo: Arthur Carron
ROCK GODS: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters at Slane Castle yesterday. Photo: Arthur Carron
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters at Slane Castle yesterdayPhoto: Arthur Carron
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

The rest of the band resumed playing as Grohl was taken away for medical attention. But he was later carried back on stage on a stretcher with his right foot bandaged and continued the concert sitting down or supporting himself on crutches.

Read more here: What a trooper - Dave Grohl continues to sing, after he breaks his leg during concert 

The former Nirvana drummer told the crowd he would not leave the stage unless given orders by a doctor to do so.

Photos from the concert at the Ullevi stadium show Grohl singing on stage and playing his guitar, while his leg is elevated and bandaged.

Later, the Foo Fighters tweeted an X-ray image of what appeared to be a clear fracture in the leg.

The incident comes some two weeks after the band took to the stage at Slane Castle thrilling 80,000 Irish fans along with Hozier.

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