Many rock n’ roll fans have seen the video of the Foo Fighters’ lead singer, Dave Grohl, falling off of the stage and breaking his leg in Sweden. One fan’s video of the event has almost 1.5 million views on YouTube!
Don’t worry; nobody is watching it because they think it’s funny. Instead, it shows an act of true dedication. Dave Grohl fell off of the stage, had to have his leg put back in place (ouch), but insisted to the EMT that he was going to keep playing.
Not even a broken leg kept him from continuing the show.
The band did have to cancel a few European gigs when Grohl had to get surgery on his leg, but the singer refused to miss the band’s 20th anniversary concert in Washington D.C.
With that in mind (and since rock n’ roll is rarely ever subtle) Grohl decided that he was going to play the anniversary show from a throne.
He claims that he drew a sketch of the decked-out-chair while he was drugged up on pain medication in the hospital, and that the Foo Fighters’ road crew turned his vision into a reality.
On Saturday July 4, Dave Grohl played the entire show at RFK Stadium from his throne of speakers, which was embellished by guitar necks, big lights, and the Foo Fighters’ logo.
Guest performers included Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J and Trouble Funk (a D.C. band from the eighties).
Check out the throne in this video from the show. Grohl tells the story of his accident (and shows some pictures!):