Iggy Pop confirms he won’t play replacement shows as Foo Fighters support slot falls through

The singer had been scheduled to support Dave Grohl and co at their previously planned Wembley shows

Iggy Pop has issued a statement following news that Foo Fighters have cancelled their upcoming UK shows.

The veteran punk singer was scheduled to support the band at their upcoming Wembley shows, now confirming that no replacement shows will be announced. Foo Fighters announced on Monday (June 15) that they were pulling out of their UK headline shows and Glastonbury headline slot due to a broken leg that frontman Dave Grohl sustained last week.

Reacting to the news, Iggy Pop wrote on Facebook: “Firstly – get well, Dave, it was hell of a fall! Those decisions are never easy. This also means, folks, that you’ll have to wait a week longer to see Iggy on stage. His first solo performance will now be Down The Rabbit Hole Festival in Holland on June 27.”

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In a statement made on Monday, Foo Fighters confirmed that Dave Grohl had undergone surgery 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). Grohl has since published an open letter to fans on the band’s official website, which he published with an image of the boardgame ‘Operation’.

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.”
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