Dave Grohl, lead singer of Foo Fighters, scored some badass points recently when he fell from the stage at a show in Gothenburg, Sweden, and broke his leg, then came back back to finish the two-plus hours left in the set. Unfortunately, he's not invincible and had to have six screws placed into the fibula to mend it back together. As a result of the surgery, he and the Foo Fighters have canceled their European tour.
In a letter to fans, Grohl explained his disappointment in the cancellations, pledging to "make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us" to make up for it. That's probably disappointing for people who have bought tickets to their upcoming shows, but in Grohl's defense, he said his fibula snapped "like an old pair of take out chopsticks" and pretty serious surgery was required to patch him up.
One notable casualty of the cancelLations is the band's set at the upcoming Glastonbury Festival in England. Florence + the Machine will take over the open slot — fitting given that lead singer Florence Welch broke her foot during a performance at this year's Coachella in Southern California. Apparently, as an attendee at live shows these days, you're not getting a passionate, sincere performance if none of the artists on stage don't break a bone.
Here's the x-ray of Grohl's broken leg:
And here's his new bionic leg:
Damn. Feel better, dude.
(H/T: USA Today)
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