Why David Letterman was right to bow out to Foo Fighters’ Everlong
The band were just two songs into their performance at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday night when Grohl plummeted over the side of the stage during a particularly enthusiastic rendition of Monkey Wrench.
Left lying on the ground but with microphone still firmly clutched in hand, Grohl told the crowd: “I think I just broke my leg. I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg and then I’m going to come back.”
Medics whisked him backstage for treatment while the band played on, with drummer Taylor Hawkins taking over the frontman role temporarily to soothe the crowd.
But determined not to let a potentially broken bone stand in the way of finishing a gig, the rock star returned to the stage and finished the concert from the safety of a seat with his leg bandaged and propped up in front of him.
He reportedly told the Swedish crowd: “I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream.”