Dave Grohl is a cool dude, right? Like I’m not a huge Foo Fighters fan, but I like some of their tunes, and I’ve always appreciated what he has to say in interviews about the current state of music (good lord, I sound 92). I remember he did one interview where he gave American Idol major sideye. My point is, he’s always been solid in my book, but after hearing about his story, I now think he’s totally badass.
Grohl was performing with The Foo Fighters in Sweden, when he suddenly fell off the stage. Here’s what happened next, according to PEOPLE:
“Now look, I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg, so look you have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we’re gonna come back and finish this show,” he said as he lay on the stage. “But right now I’m gonna go to the hospital. I’m gonna fix my leg but them I’m gonna come back and we’re going to play for you again. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.”
Grohl, 46, then asked drummer Taylor Hawkins to fill in for him as he was carried out on a stretcher.
After being attended to by medics backstage who cut his jeans and bandaged his leg, Grohl came back out, took a seat and continued performing.
Apparently, when doctors asked him if he needed anything, his response was, “Whisky. Now.” Of course it was. That’s the cherry on top of the sundae of badassery that is Dave Grohl.
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