Foo Fighters cancel European tour after Dave Grohl's leg surgery
The Foo Fighters were forced to cancel the rest of their European tour after Dave Grohl fell and broke his leg onstage in Sweden last week.
The band announced the news on their website Tuesday (June 16), following Grohl's surgery on Monday. "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," a statement reads. The affected dates are June 19 and 20 at London's Wembley Stadium; June 23 at Edinburgh, Scotland's BT Murrayfield Stadium; June 25 at Werchter, Belgium's Festivalpark Werchter; and June 26 at England's Glastonbury Festival.
Grohl also posted a personal message lamenting the news. "My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while," he wrote. "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...."
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