News - June 15, 2015

Foo Fighters forced to cancel two shows after Dave Grohl suffers broken leg
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Foo Fighters forced to cancel two shows after Dave Grohl suffers broken leg

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel two shows after Dave Grohl suffered a broken leg.

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. You can see a shot of the X-Ray the band have posted online below:

Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.

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The band, who touring in support of their new album Sonic Highways, have issued a statement, revealing that they have been forced to cancel gigs in Holland and Switzerland. 

It reads as follows: "As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at Foo Fighters June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance."

They continued: "While the full extent of Dave’s injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture. As a result Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland."

The band's scheduled performances next week at Wembley Stadium, Murrayfield and a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival look set to go ahead as planned. 

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