Why the Foo Fighters canceled two shows
Foo Fighters canceled two shows in Europe after frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage during a concert in Sweden. During that concert, Grohl returned to the stage with foot bandaged to finish the show.
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Foo Fighters have decided to cancel two shows in Europe after the band's frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage during a concert in Sweden and broke a leg, the band said Saturday.
Grohl fell off the stage during the concert in Goteborg, Sweden, on Friday. A hospital visit after the show confirmed he had sustained at least one fracture in the fall, although the full extent of the injuries are still being determined, the band said.
As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its June 14 show at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands as well as its June 16 concert in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Videos posted on social media Friday showed Grohl walking across the stage in Goteborg when he appeared to trip and plunge over the edge.
"I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg," he told the crowd, lying on his back in front of the stage.
The rest of the band resumed playing as Grohl was taken away for medical attention. But he was later carried back on stage on a stretcher with his right foot bandaged and continued the concert sitting down or supporting himself on crutches.
The former Nirvana drummer told the crowd he wouldn't leave the stage unless given orders by a doctor to do so.
Photos from the concert at the Ullevi stadium show Grohl singing on stage and playing his guitar, while his leg is elevated and bandaged.
Later, the Foo Fighters tweeted an X-ray image of what appeared to be a clear fracture in the leg.