Dave Grohl has posted an emotional open letter to Foo Fighters’ fans, following the cancellation of the band’s upcoming European gigs and Glastonbury headline slot.
The US rockers were forced to pull out of the festival following a recent on-stage accident, which saw Dave left with a broken leg.
Following the publication of a short statement on Glastonbury’s website, Dave shared a longer letter detailing the seriousness of his injury.
It reads: “Two songs into our set at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, I made a mad dash to the right of the stage during MONKEY WRENCH to shred some tasty licks for the kids up front. It was a beautiful night, beautiful stadium, 52,000 screaming people….dream gig! Well….wait for it….I definitely shredded something (ZING!).
“Wound up feet first over the Edge (pun intended), dropping about 12 feet, dislocating my ankle and snapping my fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks. Whoopsie daisy. Not good. Without realizing the extent of my injuries, I stood up to get back onstage and crumbled like a sack of Joe Theismanns (look it up, kiddies). That shit was B-R-O-K-E..”
Dave was then taken to hospital, where a leg cast was fitted, before returning to the venue and completing the concert.
Sadly, a second trip to hospital revealed that the damage was “worse than initially thought”, and the drummer-turned-frontman required an operation in London, during which six screws were put into his leg.
“Which means, and it kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I’m really so sorry, guys,” he continues. “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….”
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The letter then ends with possibly the best ‘PS’ ever: “Kanye…..Imma let you have this one…..”
Read his post in full here.
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