Foo Fighters cancel Murrayfield, Wembley and Glastonbury
After Dave Grohl breaks his leg falling off a stage in Sweden, the Foos have cancelled dates
Following Dave Grohl's dramatic accident, where he broke his leg falling off stage on Fri 12 Jun at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Foo Fighters have had to cancel their upcoming gigs at Wembley Stadium, London (19 & 20 Jun), BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh (23 Jun) and a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival (26 Jun).
Grohl valiantly returned to the stage after a quick trip to hospital to finish the gig in Gothenburg with the band later tweeting an x-ray of his fracture. However, on doctor's advice, they soon realised they couldn't go ahead with all future commitments. Grohl commented in an open letter on the Foos' official website:
'My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks …
'Which means, and it kills me to say it … the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I’m really so sorry, guys. 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 …'
Further details of refunds and possible rescheduled dates will be announced on Friday 19 Jun.
Grohl continues: 'You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
'Until then … my sincerest apologies.'