September 5, 2011 15:29

Iggy And The Stooges forced to shelve US dates after Iggy Pop breaks two bones in his left foot

Singer apologises and says he 'hates like hell to cancel shows'

Iggy And The Stooges forced to shelve US dates after Iggy Pop breaks two bones in his left foot

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Iggy And The Stooges have been forced to postpone their US tour after frontman Iggy Pop broke two bones in his left foot.

The singer sustained the injury during the band's show at Peninsula Festival in Romania on August 27 and has been told by doctors that he must allow 6 – 8 weeks for the injury to heal. This has meant the band have had to postpone their US tour, which was scheduled to start on Wednesday (September 7).

Iggy Pop has issued a statement about his injury, he said:

I hate this, I hate like hell to cancel or postpone anything. I only saw the doctor because it hurt so fucking much and I couldn't fix it myself. Please be patient, I am so excited about these dates on the left coast.



The band have promised to rescheduled these shows at the earliest possible opportunity.

Iggy Pop revealed last week that he has been working on new material with the Stooges, specifically with James Williamson, the guitarist in the band.

The punk legend has said that he and Williamson penned 10 tracks together at his house in Miami earlier this year and would continue to "keep writing" new songs, although he refused to confirm whether they would be released as a studio album.

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