Veteran British rocker Boz Boorer is playing through the pain during a tour Down Under with singer Morrissey after breaking his left arm.

The Polecats guitarist headed to Australia and New Zealand earlier this month (Dec12) for a series of gigs as part of the former The Smiths frontman's backing band.

However, he has been left in agony after fracturing a bone in his arm and is wearing a sling when he is not on stage.

Details of how Boorer sustained the painful injury are unclear, but Morrissey told fans in Wellington, New Zealand, "He fell off a roof, as you do."