The frontman insists hell be at the Rockwaves festival in Athens even if he has to sit in a wheelchair...

THE FALL are to honour their forthcoming festival date at ROCKWAVES festival in ATHENS, despite frontman MARK E SMITH suffering a broken leg.

A spokesperson told NME.COM today (June 7) that the singer was injured in Great Yarmouth, where he had been attending a rockabilly festival during a break following the band’s recent UK tour.

Smith slipped down a slope and crashed into a concrete post, breaking his leg. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Great Yarmouth where he stayed for three days before discharging himself. He is currently using crutches, but the spokesperson said he will take the stage at Rockwaves on July 2, either using crutches or in a wheelchair.

He added that he is “doing really well with his recovery – a full leg of plaster can’t stop MES!” He also quipped that “he wasn’t drunk and has no plans to sue Great Yarmouth Council over the state of their pavements.”

The band are also set to appear at the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire on August 11.

The Fall are currently recording new songs for a forthcoming three-track EP, with song titles including ‘My X Classmates Kids’, ‘New Formation Sermon’ and ‘Distilled Mug Art’. Smith has described the songs as different and “very organic”. A release date is not yet known. An album is expected to follow later in the year.