Does It Offend You, Yeah? Rocker Breaks Leg Onstage25 September 2008
The bassist is hobbling on a broken tibia - but the band has vowed to carry on touring, as their roadshow moves from America to Australia and then their native U.K.
Explaining the accident, drummer Rob Bloomfield says, "He was going crazy during the second to last song. James went up on a monitor and somehow a mic stand fell over, trapped his ankle and then he fell full weight on his leg and snapped his tibia. He went upstairs and when we came up he said, 'I've broken my leg,' and then we said, 'Shall we go on and do another song anyway?' It was a massive sold out show and the crowd wouldn't let us go without doing an encore. So he hobbled back on stage even though he was in agony. I was quite proud of him. If it was me I'd have cried and said, 'Take me to hospital now'.
"We're still going to carry on touring and I guess we'll do the gigs with James sitting down. I'm really excited about the U.K. tour. Last time we were here there was always 15-20 people singing down the front. I'm hoping everyone will know the words this time and everybody will be going crazy."
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