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16/06/2015 18:17 BST | Updated 17/06/2015 04:59 BST

Foo Fighters Forced To Cancel Glastonbury Headline Slot After Dave Grohl Breaks Leg - Replacement Act 'To Be Announced Soon'

Glastonbury is now missing a headliner, just seven days before the festival, following Foo Fighters' cancellation.

The band have been forced to pull out following a recent on-stage accident that saw frontman Dave Grohl break his leg.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Eavis admitted that he was unsure as to whether the band would be able to take to the stage, and later that night, the disappointing news was confirmed.

A statement released on the festival's website explains:

“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.

"Sadly, this means that the band will not be able to make their scheduled Pyramid Stage headline appearance on Friday, 26th June.

"We wish Dave Grohl all the best for a full and speedy recovery."

The closing line promises that a new headliner "will be announced soon".

There's already been plenty of speculation over who could replace the band, and wishful thinkers have suggested Fleetwood Mac.

Stevie Nicks dedicated 'Landslide' to Dave, during the band's performance at Isle Of Wight Festival on Sunday evening, however there's no official word yet on who the replacement will be.

Other acts set to take to the stage over the weekend include headliners Kanye West and The Who, along with Jamie xx, Paul Weller, Florence And The Machine and Patti Smith.

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