Dave Grohl needs to rest...
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters played a typically epic show in Sweden at the weekend, with Dave Grohl pulling out all the stops.

At one point tumbling offstage, the genial singer underwent quickfire treatment before returning to finish the set. Sadly, though, it seems that this injury will have some serious repercussions.

Dave Grohl has broken his leg, and - with doctors advising rest - the singer has informed fans that Foo Fighters will be forced to cancel shows at Wembley, Murrayfield and Glastonbury.

A short statement from the band reads:

"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."

Dave Grohl subsequently posted a longer statement online:

"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."

So who will replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury? Answers in tweet form, please...

Buy Clash Magazine
Get Clash on your mobile, for free: iPhone / Android

-

Follow Clash: