Following frontman Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage in Gothenburg yesterday, the Foo Fighters have had to cancel two upcoming gigs. The band were due to play at the Dutch Pinkpop festival on June 14, and also had a gig scheduled for June 16 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, but both have now been cancelled. Grohl fell into the security area in Gothenburg after missing a jump, the BBC reports.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Dave lived up to his reputation as a rock legend when he swore to finish the gig, regardless of his injuries. He made good on his word, and came back to finish the concert with his leg in a cast. Unfortunately, it seems that his injuries may be worse than it first seemed. A statement was released on the Foo Fighters’ website, saying that the band had no choice but to cancel the upcoming gigs.
“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.”
Fans have reacted with outpourings of well-wishes for the star, with many Facebook and Twitter posts wishing Grohl a speedy recovery.
A huge question mark currently looms over the Foo Fighters’ planned gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium next week, and the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, where they were set to be a headline act on June 26. A statement on Wembley Stadium’s website said that as soon as they receive news from the band on the situation, it will be made public.
Despite the outpouring of support fans have given Grohl, many are obviously worried about missing their chance of seeing the Foo Fighters live, with others tempering their anxiety with more well-wishes.
— Dianna Winegarden (@DiannaWine) June 13, 2015
— Hayley Smith (@Xarian) June 13, 2015
— Petter W. Sele (@pwsele) June 13, 2015
This year would have been only the second time that the Foo Fighters have performed at Glastonbury, with their first performance at the festival being way back in 1998. If the band can’t make it, it is unknown who would take their place on the Pyramid Stage.
Whether Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have to cancel the gigs or not, one thing’s for sure — his tenacity will go down in rock history.
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