My Chemical Romance have revealed the real reason they cancelled a show in mysterious fashion on Saturday (August 5).
After failing to appear at their Street Scene San Diego show, the band left a cryptic message on their official website claiming the reason was “unforeseen circumstances”.
This caused internet rumours to swirl, suggesting the band had been seriously injured in a car accident.
However, MCR have set about clearing up the rumours, and have revealed their injuries were sustained on a video shoot.
In a new statement they said: “There are tons of rumours and allegations floating around and we want to clear it all up for you. We also want to express our gratitude for the concern, care, and understanding all of our fans and friends have shown us in the past week. Here are the facts for you all and please know that none of the injuries sustained were permanent nor intentional and it really proves that sometimes these things happen and every person should truly value what they have.
“Last week, while shooting a new video for our new record, 2 of us sustained some damage more than we normally would have. Gerard (Way– singer) tore multiple ligaments in his ankle and Bob(Bryar– drums) received a bad burn to the back of his leg.
“These injuries were sustained on Thursday evening. On Friday morning we drove to San Diego to prepare for our performance at Street Scene that we were very excited about. After seeing doctors, we decided to give it our all and rehearse on Friday night. This proved impossible. The pain was overwhelming and we could not pull through without further injuring ourselves.
“We hate cancelling shows, especially now that we are done recording and just want to play. So there you have it, there were no car wrecks, monster attacks or alien abductions, but there were serious injuries that required this to be the way. We apologize for it coming down so last minute and never wished it to end up that way. We promise to be back in San Diego this year. We miss you all and will see you soon, MCR.”
As previously reported by NME.COM, the band are due to release their as-yet untitled third album on October 23.