I have great respect for this man. The way he broke his leg in Sweden in 2015. It takes a special kind of commitment to keep entertaining a crowd of thousands on a freshly-broken leg, but Dave Grohl was dedicated to his fans. The Foo Fighters frontman took a catastrophic tumble off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. Two songs into the band’s show at Ullevi stadium, Grohl seemed to have miscalculated a jump onto a ramp, falling instead into the security pit. “I think I just broke my leg,” he announced to the crowd while lying on the ground, as captured by a fan video. “I think I really broke my leg!” To any audience members making the reasonable assumption that the show was over for the night, he offered some reassurance. “You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish this show,” he said. “But right now, ladies and gentlemen, I’m gonna go to the hospital, I’m gonna fix my leg. But then I’m gonna come back, and we’re gonna play for you again! I’m so sorry!” He then handed the show over to drummer Taylor Hawkins, who led the band in a set of covers in Grohl’s absence. About an hour later, Grohl returned to the stage on a stretcher, with the assistance of two medics. They set him down on a chair, from which he proceeded to rock for another two-and-a-half hours. A great man dedicated to his fans.
August 14, 2015