'I was carried out crying' says Eddie Argos

Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos injured his back while touring in Europe.

The singer told NME.COM he thinks the injury was triggered by a move he did while on stage in Amsterdam.

“We were in Amsterdam and I completely collapsed in a restaurant. I was carried out crying,” Argos said.

“The doctor said anything can bring it on – stress or unusual movements. And I said, ‘Like skipping with a microphone lead on stage? Would that have done it? Is that an unusual movement?’ I was just showing off a bit on stage.”

Argos said that he’s on the road to recovery and the band intend to play their upcoming European dates as scheduled, with a minor twist. “I can’t drink or anything because I’m on these painkillers, so bizarrely even though I hurt my back I’m the healthiest I’ve been in ages.

“Because we’re in foreign countries I don’t think people understand I’m not dancing because I’ve got a bad back – they just think I’m trying to be really cool. We’re playing in Hamburg tomorrow (May 13) and I hope I’m better by then – I like drinking in Hamburg.”

Art Brut are in the midst of a European tour in support of their most recent album, ‘Art Brut vs Satan’. They’ll begin the North American leg of their tour in June.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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