Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl proved his rock star credentials last week, carrying on with the band’s performance in Gothenburg, Sweden despite falling off the stage and breaking his leg.
BADASS doesn’t even cover it. However, poor Dave might’ve continued his performance while they quite literally stitched him up, but the band have now been forced to cancel their entire UK/Europe tour to allow him to recover.
Yep, it’s sad news for Foo fans, as this means they’ll no longer be headling Glastonbury Festival, nor will they do their two Wembley Arena shows.
WAH. We’re all kinds of upset right now, but most importantly, we’re wishing Dave, 46, a very speedy recovery.
If you need us to feed you grapes/hold your leg/give you a big ol’ cuddle, give us a call, please.
The band confirmed the news on Twitter, linking to a statement on their website which read: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe.
“After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.
It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled. The following dates have now been cancelled as well: June 19 & 20 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium; June 23 – Edinburgh, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium; June 25 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark Werchter; June 26 – Glastonbury Festival 2015.”
Dave himself then shared his own personal heartbreaking message on the site, writing: “The funniest thing happened to me the other day in Sweden.
“As I lay there on my back, I just thought, ‘Are you kidding me? We haven’t even gotten to the screamy bit of the song and the gig is f***ing OVER?’ So, I asked for a microphone and told the audience I’d get fixed up and come right back to finish the show ASAP. Shock? Probably. But, I couldn’t stand the thought of such a perfect night going to waste!”
He went on to explain how he flew back to London for the operation, and is currently recovering with six metal pins in his leg.
Then came the sad part, as he continued: “Here’s the not so witty bit…….My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…
“Which means, and it kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….
“You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
“Until then…my sincerest apologies. Your friend, Dave
“PS…….Kanye…..Imma let you have this one…..”
Glastonbury Festival later tweeted to wish Dave all the best, telling festival-goers that the new Friday night headliner will be announced soon.
Get well soon, Dave!
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