Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has broken his foot ahead of the forthcoming reunion tour.
The iconic rock band reformed in close to the ‘classic’ line-up after a long period of rotating members on April Fool’s Day, playing a secret show ahead of the formal announcement of a US summer tour. The reunion was confirmed when the band were announced for US festival Coachella – which takes place later this month – in early January.
Now, with the tour due to get underway tonight (April 8) in Las Vegas, Rose has his foot in a cast, and is unable to put much weight on it.
The band posted a video of their doctor talking about Axl’s ankle earlier today (April 8). In the fifty-second video, the doctor describes precisely what was done to the frontman’s foot, showing x-rays that include corrective screws. She says that Rose will be unable to put much weight on the foot for the coming four weeks, which takes the band into the early part of the new tour and overlaps with the festival. The band plan to adapt their stage set up to account for Rose’s injury.
View the video below, via Facebook:
The band’s former publicist, Arlett Vereecke, told Classic Rock that the guitarist has been in the studio working on the material:
“I know they’re doing some recording,” Vereecke reportedly said. “They’re definitely doing something there in the studio. Axl hasn’t been there, but Slash is definitely in there and it’s not for anyone else.”