Foo Fighters cancel two shows following Dave Grohl leg break

Statement confirms the frontman suffered at least one fracture

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel tomorrow night’s (June 14) appearance at the Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands and their June 16 show in St Gallen, Switzerland following the injury suffered by Dave Grohl during the band’s show in Sweden last night (June 12).

The frontman took a tumble during the Gothenburg set after missing a ramp and falling into the gap between the stage and audience. A statement released by the band has since confirmed that Grohl suffered at least one fracture in his leg.

The statement reads: “As witnessed by tens of thousands in attendance at Foo Fighters June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium, Dave Grohl took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. With the help of on-site medical staff who patched him up temporarily, Dave was able to rejoin the band to complete that performance.

“While the full extent of Dave’s injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture.

“As a result Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival as well as their June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St Gallen, Switzerland.”

At the time of the incident, Grohl told the crowd: “I think I just broke my leg” as he lay on the ground. “I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg. And then I’m going to come back. You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters – we’re going to come back and finish the show.”

Grohl performed the rest of the gig sitting in a chair with his leg bandaged. Click below to watch fan-recorded footage of the stage fall.

Following the gig, an image of an x-ray was uploaded to Foo Fighters’ official Instagram account with the caption “Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.”

Foo Fighters are scheduled to perform in London and Edinburgh this month before their Glastonbury Festival headline slot.