After much anxiety surrounding Foo Fighters’ upcoming shows at Wembley Stadium on 19th and 20th June, and their headline act at Glastonbury, Dave Grohl has announced that the gigs will be cancelled in a heartfelt message on the band’s website.
Frontman Grohl fractured his leg in multiple places when jumping off stage during ‘Monkey Wrench’ at a show in Gothenburg, Sweden. That night, he returned to the stage and impressively continued the gig in a cast. It was then announced that Foo Fighters’ appearance at Pinkpop Festival in Holland, and their subsequent gig in St. Gallen, Switzerland were to be cancelled.
Fans hopes have been teetering in the balance, after little was heard from Grohl about whether or not their two gigs at Wembley would go ahead, and after he was spotted rambling around London on crutches, we were all optimistic.
This evening however, in true Foo Fighters style, Grohl personally told fans that he had been advised to “lay low” and would therefore have to cancel the band’s upcoming shows. In his announcement, Grohl said: “I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment.”
Although this is sad news for Foo Fighters fans everywhere, we can rest assured that the band will make it up to us. Grohl has promised us to come “back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.” We will hold you to that, Foo Fighters.
To read Grohl’s heartfelt and honest statement, click here.
Watch the event at the band’s Sweden gig that caused the cancellations, below.