Hospitalisation leads to gig cancellation

Supergrass have cancelled their ‘homecoming’ gig at Oxford’s Carling Academy due to an injury.

Bassist Mick Quinn suffered an accident which left him with a broken back, forcing the cancellation of the gig on September 23.

Quinn sleepwalked out of a first floor window of the villa he was staying at in the South of France.

He was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae, and are also treating a smashed heel.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Frontman Gaz Coombes said: “We hope the crazy fool gets back on his feet as soon as possible. I’m sure he’ll make a full recovery; he’s a tough cookie.”

The Oxford show will be rescheduled, although there is no date set. Ticket holders can apply to the vendor for a refund and will be given first refusal on tickets for the rescheduled show.