News - June 17, 2015

Foo Fighters forced to cancel remaining UK shows and Glastonbury after Dave Grohl breaks leg
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Foo Fighters forced to cancel remaining UK shows and Glastonbury after Dave Grohl breaks leg

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel the remainder of their UK tour dates, including their headline slot at Glastonbury. 

The band's frontman Dave Grohl suffered a fall during the second song of the band's set at Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium on Friday (June 12th) and was treated by on-site medical staff. He was able to return to finish the show 15 minutes later, but later X-Rays revealed he had suffered a fracture in his leg.

He has now undergone surgery for the injury, but, on doctor's advice, the band have been forced to cancel their shows at Wembley Stadium and Murrayfield, which were due to take place later this week. The band have also cancelled their headlines slots at Glastonbury and Belgium's Rock Wertcher Festival. 

The band have issued a statement about the cancellations, which reads as follows: "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. 

They continued: "After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave's full recuperation time is still to be determined."



Glastonbury have yet to confirm who will replace the band at the top of the bill, but have confirmed that they will be announcing a replacement soon. 

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