Foo Fighters frontman returns to the stage in Gothenburg after treatment, completing the set with his bandaged leg propped up in front of him.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has endeared himself further to thousands of fans after plunging from the stage during a gig, injuring his leg but still managing to finish the set
The band were just two songs into their performance at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday night when Grohl plummeted over the side of the stage during a particularly enthusiastic rendition of Monkey Wrench.
Left lying on the ground but with microphone still firmly clutched in hand, Grohl told the crowd: “I think I just broke my leg. I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg and then I’m going to come back.”
Medics whisked him backstage for treatment while the band played on, with drummer Taylor Hawkins taking over the frontman role temporarily to soothe the crowd.
But determined not to let a potentially broken bone stand in the way of finishing a gig, the rock star returned to the stage and finished the concert from the safety of a seat with his leg bandaged and propped up in front of him.
He reportedly told the Swedish crowd: “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”
After the show the band tweeted a photo of Grohl’s leg x-ray, saying: “Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.”
British fans will be reassured that both his voice and guitar appear unaffected by the dive, however it remains to be seen whether the incident will affect scheduled performances at Wembley Stadium next weekend and at Glastonbury on 26 June.
The former Nirvana drummer’s fall comes a month after U2’s The Edge was left injured after accidentally walked off the edge of the stage of the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
[ article by Ruth McKee ]