James Blunt's stage pain

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This article is from 2008.

James Blunt's stage pain

James Blunt broke his little finger after stage diving.

The 'You're Beautiful' singer injured himself after jumping into the crowd at a concert in Ashville, North Carolina, in the US, and being mobbed by excited fans last month.

He said: "I don't know what made me do it. I jumped off stage at the end and was chased by women, and men, in the crowd. I started running, and the next thing I knew I had broken my finger.

"I don't even know how I did it. I can't play the piano but I can still play the guitar with my remaining fingers!"

Despite his injury, Blunt is still planning to fulfil his plans to perform for troops in Kosovo - where he served as part of the NATO peacekeeping force in 1999 as an officer in the British Army.

He said: "It makes sense for me to do that because I served there."

This will not be the first time Blunt has played a concert in Kosovo.

In 2006, he performed in front of 500 troops on a bill which also included opera star Katherine Jenkins.

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This article is from 2008.

James Blunt

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Tue 21 Nov

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