Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Breaks Leg During Concert, Finishes Gig Anyway
Rock gods don’t come any tougher than this.
Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling off stage during a performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday night, but minutes later he returned to finish the concert.
“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,” he said as he lay on the stage. “But right now I’m gonna go to the hospital. I’m gonna fix my leg but them I’m gonna come back and we re going to play for you again. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”
Grohl, 46, then asked drummer Taylor Hawkins to fill in for him as he was carried out on a stretcher.
After being attended to by medics backstage who cut his jeans and bandaged his leg, Grohl came back out, took a seat and continued performing.
And he also stood up with the help of crutches and sang “My Hero.” In the expletive-filled video below, he describes how the doctors asked him if he needed anything. His answer: “Whisky. Now.”
The Foo Fighters later posted a pic of Grohl’s X-ray on Instagram writing, “Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.”