Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12th 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.
“After undergoing surgery Monday (June 15th), Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined,” the band says in a statement.
“Here’s the not so witty bit…….My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while,” Grohl writes in a separate statement. “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….”
It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14th appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled.
The following dates have now been cancelled as well:
June 19 & 20 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
June 23 – Edinburgh, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 25 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark Werchter
June 26 – Glastonbury Festival 2015
Author: Buddy Iahn
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