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British Sea Power member knocked out after 12-foot fall

Ambulance called to band's Leeds gig

British Sea Power
British Sea Power's sometime corner player Phil Sumner was knocked out last night (January 23) during the band's gig at the Leeds Irish Centre after a 12-foot fall.

Sumner had climbed an amp stack during the band’s performance of ‘A Rock’ during the encore, then he decided to jump off. He landed on his chin and was knocked out and cut.

An ambulance was called and Sumner was taken to a nearby hospital.

Sumner suffered concussion and a broken molar plus had to have stitches on his chin, but is expected to make a full recovery.

The band had already been hit by injury, with drummer Woody currently out of action after slipping a disc in his back while using a dustpan and brush.

Tom White of The Electric Soft Parade is currently filling in for him on the UK tour.


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