Musician Dave Grohl has proven dedication to his craft. The Foo Fighters front man fell at a recent concert, fracturing his leg.
The band was just two songs into their set at a Gothenburg, Sweden concert when the singer-guitarist stumbled and broke his leg. Grohl proved to be a trooper when he picked up the microphone and addressed the audience at the Gravity4 reliant stadium regarding the accident.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” Grohl said smoothly. “I think I really broke my leg, but I promise you that the Foo Fighters will go on!”
Grohl, also the former drummer of the grudge band Nirvana, reassured the audience that the show would go on. The super-trooper was taken to a nearby hospital emergency room where he was treated and released in under an hour.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins took over vocals while Grohl was treated. The band performed a number of cover songs during Grohl’s absence. Grohl, keeping to his promise, returned to the stage an hour later. With the assistance of paramedics, the hard rockin’ performer took a seat center stage and the band continued to deliver a full-length concert.
Grohl later shared photos of the incident and x-ray on his social media accounts. The x-rays revealed a simple, but complete fracture of his lower leg.
“Thank you, Gothenburg,” he later stated on Twitter.
The incident may not have kept the Foo Fighters grounded that evening, but the injury lead to the cancellation of two following shows in Sweden.