‘CHILD PLAY ENDS IN ACCIDENT!

Jim Fairchild suffers broken bones, but don't worry, he can still play...

Grandaddy‘s JIM FAIRCHILD is recovering after being run over by a tour bus.

The party were leaving Phoenix en route to a gig in San Diego last week (May 26) when a worse-for-wear Fairchild fell under a bus carrying production equipment as it was pulling out of a parking lot. He fell under the wheels, and, as a result, broke some small bones in his shoulder.

Fairchild was unable to play the San Diego gig (May 27) but recovered in time for the show at Los Angeles’s Wiltern Theatre on Thursday (May 29), even though his arm is in a sling.

A posting on Grandaddy‘s official website [url=]grandaddylandscape.com states: “Here is a quick recap: the booze was flowing so the details are a bit blurry. Jim sort of did a little stumble fall down the steps and out of the door of the bus and on to the ground.

“Unlucky for him, the 18 wheeler that carries the production gear was on its way to San Diego. As it was leaving the parking lot the 17th or 18th wheel rolled over Jim’s shoulder, breaking some little bones that I can’t pronounce let alone spell.

“Jim was taken to the hospital, he is OK, he can play guitar, he just does it in a chair with a sling on his arm!”

A spokesperson for the band in the UK says the band’s forthcoming British dates are likely to be unaffected.

The dates are:

Birmingham Academy (June 10)

Bristol University (11)

London Astoria (12)

Manchester University (July 1)

Sheffield Leadmill (2)

Glasgow QMU (3)

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Grandaddy are lined up for festival appearances in the UK this summer, playing Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, June 29, and Leeds on Friday, August 22, and Reading on Sunday (August 24).

The band’s new album ‘Sumday’ is released next Monday (June 9) through V2.