Faris Rotter injured on the road

But the Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour goes on

The HorrorsFaris Rotter was taken to hospital on Wednesday night (February 7), after injuring himself during a gig.

The Horrors were playing Birmingham Carling Academy as part of the Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour 2007 when Rotter injured his knee onstage.

Speaking to NME.COM, the singer said: “I climbed on to the speaker stack and then pulled myself on to the balcony. Then I just slipped, but I managed to catch myself.”

Rotter was then forced to go to hospital after the gig. He said: “My knee got sliced open and I had to go to A&E – there was a lot of blood but the wound wasn’t actually that bad. It opened an old wound I got in Nottingham about seven months ago when I jumped into the audience and landed on some broken glass.”

The Horrors performed at Norwich UEA last night, though Rotter explained he refused to tone down his act, saying: “I made two people bleed actually, but it was completely accidental. It was in the same vein as what Pennie from The Automatic did on the first night when he jumped into the first row. I pretty much jumped into the fifth row though – I had quite a lengthy run-up!”

The Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour continues tomorrow (February 10) at Cardiff University.

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