The drummer broke a number of ribs while on the band's tourbus
Kings Of Leon‘s drummer Nathan Followill has shared a picture from hospital after being injured on the band’s tourbus.
He took to Twitter to post a picture from his hospital bed, which sees the musician in a gown, with one thumb up and one thumb down. See below for the photo, which was captioned: “Saw a tweet that said I had died. Not quite, but it feels close. Who knew that you use your ribs for EVERYTHING.”
Saw a tweet that said I had died. Not quite, but it feels close. Who knew that you use your ribs for EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/qVXwzySqNb
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 11, 2014
Kings Of Leon pulled their concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, yesterday (August 10) after Followill was hurt when a pedestrian “jumped in front” of their tour bus. He sustained broken ribs during the resulting emergency stop. A post on the Tennessee band’s Facebook page confirmed: “Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well.”
Fans were offered refunds for the cancelled performance. Following messages of support Followill tweeted thanks ahead of posting the picture. “Thank you for all of the get well soons. I’m a little banged up but will be back better than ever,” he wrote.
Nathan’s brother and bandmate Jared Followill also tweeted about the incident, writing: “So sad this a.m.. Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. This was the most fun tour in a while. We’ll be back ASAP.#GetWellNate.”
Kings Of Leon released their sixth album, ‘Mechanical Bull’, in September 2013. It became their fourth Number One album in the UK.