Foo Fighters have cancelled the remainder of their European tour, including two sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The news follows frontman Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during the band’s 12 June show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The accident resulted in a broken leg that required surgical repair – courtesy of six metal screws – at a London hospital.
“My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while,” wrote the singer on the band’s website. “Which means, and it kills me to say it… the doctors have told us to cancel shows.
“I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us.”
It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled. In addition to the London shows, the band’s appearances in Edinburgh, Werchter, and at Glastonbury have been canned.
But Grohl promised fans the band would be back.
“You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you,” he wrote. “Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.”