The New Pornographers have lost one of their lead singers from their current tour after vocalist NEKO CASE suffered a bad fall and fractured her ankle.
The Canadian group and their sometime-contributor Case embarked on their current US tour earlier this month (15Apr08) but after an injury, the singer has been forced to pull out of the remaining dates.
In a statement, the band says, "Neko had a really bad fall in Washington, D.C., which resulted in a fractured ankle (which also did some damage to her ligaments), and will be leaving the tour today.
"She was really trying to be a trooper and stayed on as long as she could... but it has gotten to the point where she must return home to have her ankle taken care of and to recuperate.
"She's very upset about having to leave. It's been super fun having her on tour and around again, but she just had to go to avoid doing some real permanent damage to herself.
"We hope that you understand, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, Madison, and Cleveland."
The band, without Case, will wrap up their current tour with tourmates Okkervil River in August (08).