Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie in hospital after falling off stage

Band 'hope to be back on the road soon' after seven-foot fall

Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie is recovering in hospital after falling off stage at Swiss festival Caribana.

Gillespie suffered what are thought to be minor back injuries when he slipped from the speaker stack into the crowd 40 minutes into Primal Scream’s show last night (June 2).

The singer was carried away from the festival site on a stretcher, forcing Primal Scream to abandon their show. The festival’s presenter reassured fans: “We are taking good care of Bobby.”


NME understands that Gillespie has not suffered any major injuries in the seven-foot fall and that he should be released shortly from hospital.

Primal Scream tweeted: “Thanks to everyone who has asked about Bobby. We’re waiting for more news, but hoping to be back on the road as soon as we get the all clear.”

Gillespie had been regularly jumping onto the speaker stacks during the Caribana show before his fall. The festival also featured sets by Garbage, Jungle, James Bay and The Kooks.

The show was Primal Scream’s last show until June 17, when they are due to resume touring with a show at Spanish festival Azkena. Their next UK show is at The Beat-Herder Festival on July 15.

The band are touring their new album ‘Chaosmosis’, which was released in March. Primal Scream’s eleventh album, it features the singles ‘I Can Change’ and Sky Ferreira collaboration ‘Where The Light Gets In’.