Many are left heartbroken following Dave Grohl's injury
Thousands have expressed their feelings on social media with many disappointed by the news and others understanding of the decision. One fan wrote: “Foos are brilliant but Dave couldn’t give 100% with a broken leg! Best choice made!” Another added: it’s the worse news, I had Wembley tickets too, they’re talking about refunds. I don’t want the bloody money. Give me foo’s”.
See a collection of tweets showing the reaction from fans below.
In a statement, the band confirmed Dave Grohl had undergone surgery on Monday (June 15) after he injured his leg having fallen off stage in Sweden last weekend. It said: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.”
The following dates have now been cancelled:
London Wembley Stadium (June 19,20)
Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium (23)
Belgium Werchter Festivalpark (25)
Glastonbury Festival 2015 (26)
A further announcement on ticket refunds and further information will be made on Friday (June 19).
In it, he said: “My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…
“Which means, and it kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….
“You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Until then…my sincerest apologies. Your friend, Dave.”