Dave Grohl Breaks Leg During Show, Finishes Concert Anyway
Living legend Dave Grohl reportedly broke his leg after falling off stage during a Foo Fighters concert in Sweden earlier today (June 12). After receiving immediate medical attention backstage, he returned to the crowd and finished the set sitting down, because that's just the kind of person Dave Grohl is: so selfless, so badass, so dedicated to all things rock 'n' roll.
According to a rough Google translation of this Swedish site, the fall happened while the band was performing the notoriously high-energy track, "Monkey Wrench."
Anyone who's seen the Foo Fighters in concert can attest to the live performance Grohl brings to each show -- the only time he stands still is when he's slamming back a shot of Jaeger. He's a whirlwind of a performer, often propelling himself about stage like a child with a sugar-high fueled by three pounds of Swedish Fish. He's that intense. It was just a matter of time before he injured himself.
Shortly after the fall, Grohl explained to the audience, "Now look, I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg. So look, you have my promise, right now, that the Foo Fighters -- we're gonna come back and finish this show...Right now, I'm gonna go to the hospital. I'm gonna fix my leg. And then I'm gonna come back and we're gonna play for you again. I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry."
The rest of the band filled in while Grohl received medical attention backstage, but he ultimately returned and finished the show sitting down, his leg elevated and set. He said, "I may not be able to walk or run, but I can still play guitar and scream."
Dave Grohl is a true triumph of the human spirit.