Frontman dislocated his ankle and broke his leg after nasty fall in June at a stadium gig in Sweden.
July 7, 2015
by PLANT Staff
WASHINGTON — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl made a triumphant rock n’ roll return to the stage July 4 just weeks after taking a nasty tumble off a stage in Sweden, where he dropped 15 feet, dislocating his ankle and breaking his leg pretty badly (click here for an image of his X-ray).
There are reports that the handful of gigs that were cancelled in Europe and the UK, including the legendary Glastonbury Festival where Grohl and company were scheduled as headliners, cost the band upwards of $10 million in lost revenue and expenses.
Grohl and the Foos are arguably the biggest rock act on the globe right now, and the July 4 performance at RFK Stadium was also a special one for the band, marking the 20 year anniversay of their debut self-titled album. It was also in Grohl’s hometown of Washington DC, and featured an all star line up including Joan Jett, blues phenom Gary Clark Jr., Trouble Funk and the legendary Buddy Guy.
Fitted with a massive purple cast on his right leg, Grohl was unveiled after the curtain dropped perched in a throne fit for a rock n’ roll king, complete with its own lighting rig, Foo Fighters logo and decorated with guitar necks and amplifiers. The thing even moves.
Check out the awesome video below.