Dave Grohl ‘air drumming to Led Zeppelin three times a day’ to help broken leg recovery

Foo Fighters frontman says his injured leg currently 'looks like a sad little chicken wing'

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has detailed his physiotherapy routine during his recovery from a broken leg.

Grohl broke his leg at a show in Sweden during June, which forced the US band to cancel their European tour and Glastonbury headline appearance.

Now, speaking to Q, Grohl stated that his leg is “doing fine” but that recovery is a “slow process”.

He added: “It’s funny, ever since I started playing the drums my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal”.

“Now it looks like a sad little chicken wing so I’ve been doing a little bit of my own rehab therapy lately, which is air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day”.

“Sports doctors, take note”.

Grohl also stated that he received medical advice from Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch, whose band replaced Foo Fighters as Glastonbury headliners. Welch broke her foot while performing at Coachella festival in April.

The frontman also revealed that he cried when he heard Welch cover ‘Times Like These’ at Glastonbury.

“The day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a fucking baby. It melted my fucking heart. I am forever indebted to them. It meant so much, you have no idea,” he told Q.


Foo Fighters will return to the UK later this year for a series of replacement live dates.

Grohl and co will play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5 and 6. Iggy Pop will support the band at the gigs.

They will also play Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on September 8. Royal Blood and Honeyblood will open for that show.