My Morning Jacket cancel Chicago shows

Jim James is released from hospital after last night's injury

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has been released from the Iowa hospital where he was treated after being injured in a fall last night (October 7).

The singer was performing at the University of Iowa and suffered a serious torso injury, as previously reported. The band explained the details of what happened in a posting today (October 8) on their website.

“We were finishing up the last few bars of ‘Off The Record’ and just like any other night we were all having a great time,” they said.


“Jim went to get closer to the audience on his side of the stage, and as he moved forward to step onto the sub-woofer the lights darkened, and he inadvertently stepped off the stage. Upon falling, he suffered traumatic injuries to his torso, and was immediately taken to the hospital.”

The band also announced that they’ve been forced to cancel their Chicago shows this week, per doctor’s orders.

“Jim will be off the road and recovering from his injuries for the next two to three weeks. Sadly, we must postpone the two shows in Chicago on Thursday and Friday until further notice.

“For those who attended the Iowa City show, we would like to extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. We take our fans and performances very seriously, and would never cancel a show unless it was absolutely necessary. Please know that we will be making every effort to return to your fine city.”

Meanwhile, a University Hospitals spokesman told the Associated Press that James has been treated and released.

–By our Los Angeles staff.


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