Dave Grohl spots male fan in tears at gig and dedicates song to his ‘crying grown-man ass’ – watch

Special moment took place at a Foo Fighters gig in Colorado on Sunday (August 16)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently invited a tearful fan onto the stage at one of the band’s gigs in the US.

Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates were playing a show at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Colorado on Sunday (August 16) when the singer saw a man crying in the audience during a rendition of ‘My Hero’.

Stopping the song to address the fan, Grohl said: “Don’t cry, motherfucker, I know you’re drunk, don’t cry… I love you man, look at you, holy shit.”

He continued to invite the man, who gave his name as Anthony, onto the stage, saying: “I’m gonna sing this fucking song right in your face, man to man, prison style, I’m going man to man. Me and you, I want some real tears, you better sing it with me… I’m going to sing this to your crying grown-man ass right now… get in here, motherfucker, you drunk emotional mess!”

Anthony then proceeded to pretend to stage dive when exiting the stage. “That’s the great thing about a Foo Fighters show,” Grohl told the crowd. “You never know what you’re going to get.”

Watch the incident in the video below.

The band have brought members of the audience onstage to perform on a number of occasions in recent months, inviting a fan up to cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ in Edmonton on August 13.

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Last month the band invited Anthony Bifolchi to play drums on ‘Big Me’ at a gig in Toronto.

In May, Foo Fighters also brought an eight-year-old fan onstage to duet on ‘Times Like These’ at Old Trafford after Grohl spotted him singing the 2002 single.