Foo Fighters cancel Glastonbury gig
16 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Rock group Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their headline slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The announcement comes four days after frontman Dave Grohl fell off stage at a concert in Sweden, fracturing his leg.
Dates in Belgium, Edinburgh and London’s Wembley Stadium have also been cancelled.
“Doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe,” said a statement on the band’s website.
“After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.”
The band were two songs into their set at the Ullevi stadium last Friday, when Grohl mistimed a jump onto a ramp and proceeded to fall into the gap between the stage and audience.
“I think I just broke my leg,” the singer told the crowd as he lay on the ground.
However, the band continued the show after Grohl sought medical attention, with the singer performing in a chair with his leg bandaged.
Writing on the Foo Fighters website on Tuesday night, Grohl called it “the single most bizarre Foo Fighters show in the entire 20 years of being a band. Hands down.
“What seemed like a tragedy at first turned into a triumph, and we all walked away with a new sense of appreciation for what we’ve got.”
Posting a photo of the “six metal screws in my leg”, he added: “It kills me to say it [but] 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.”
Source:: BBC Entertainment