Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire suffers onstage spasm

Bassist suffering after prolapsed disc twinge

Manic Street PreachersNicky Wire suffered a back spasm last night (May 26) during a gig at the Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena.

The band managed to continue with the gig, although the bassist’s movement was impaired.

A message from Wire posted on Manic Street Preachers‘ official website, Manicstreetpreachers, assured fans that the band were planning to carry on with live commitments, but that he might not be quite as energetic on stage as a result of his spasm.


“I would just like to apologise for the gig last night in Llandudno,” he wrote. “I am trying to nurse a prolapsed disc through the tour and last night it went into spasm on stage.

“This made it virtually impossible for me to move, let alone jump. I desperately want to carry on the tour but it will mean a combination of standing still, sitting down on stage, back braces and painkillers.

“As you know standing still is utterly alien to me on stage I don’t want any sympathy but hopefully this will explain my lack of movement and general mood. Thank you for your understanding.”

Manic Street Preachers are set to embark on a three-night residency at the London Roundhouse tomorrow (May 28).

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Manic Street Preachers played:


‘Peeled Apples’
‘Jackie Collins Existential Question Time’
‘Me and Stephen Hawking’
‘This Joke Sport Severed’
‘Journal for Plague Lovers’
‘She Bathed Herself in a Bath of Bleach’
‘Facing Page: Top Left’ (Acoustic)
‘Marlon J.D.’
‘Doors Closing Slowly’
‘All Is Vanity’
‘Virginia State Epileptic Colony’
‘William’s Last Words’
‘Motorcycle Emptiness’
‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’
‘No Surface All Feeling’
‘You Love Us’
‘La Tristesse Durera’
‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’
‘Little Baby Nothing’
‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’
‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’/’Motown Junk’
‘A Design For Life’


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