At a show tonight in Sweden, Dave Grohl apparently took a nasty fall during the Foo Fighters‘ gig at Ullevi in Gothenburg. The rock and roll frontman told the crowd he thought he broke his leg, and did it in a pretty boss fashion.
But he apparently got all the treatment he needed backstage and returned to performing, including a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.”
“According to Swedish witnesses (thanks Google translate) … it seems the Foo Fighters front man jumped down from the stage early on during the band’s concert Friday night, and sustained a pretty serious injury. Still, Dave kept on singing, ironically … “Under Pressure.” But once the song was over … Grohl had to wave the white flag, and announced they were gonna have to cut the show short since he needed medical attention. Dave says he thinks the leg is broken.”
Below is a video of Grohl’s announcement to the Gothenburg crowd, in which he says, while laying on his back being tended to: “Ladies and gentlemen, look… I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg. So you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish the show. But right now… [to the band] you gotta do Chevy Metal … I’m gonna go to the hospital, I’mma fix my leg, but then I’mma come back, and we’re gonna play for you again. I’m so sorry.”
According to DC 101, Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins allegedly took over vocal duties for the rest of the show, with the band performing cover tunes in the tradition of their notorious cover band, Chevy Metal. According to reports on Reddit, Grohl was eventually rolled back onto the stage in a wheelchair wearing a cast on his leg to finish the concert. Now that’s rock and roll.
TMZ has some additional video, and below are some emerging accounts from social media… so stay tuned. Foo Fighters play Fenway Park in Boston next month, July 18 and 19 — let’s hope he doesn’t need to go on the disabled list.
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