Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl crashes offstage in dramatic fall after downing beer – four years after breaking his leg doing the same thing

FOO Fighter’s Dave Grohl crashed offstage in a dramatic fall after he downed a beer – just four years after he broke his leg doing the same thing.

The band were performing at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday when the frontman, 49, lost his balance playing a guitar solo after sinking a drink handed to him by a fan.

Dave Grohl enjoyed a drink before he fell off stage

In 2015, he similarly broke his leg after falling off the stage at a gig in Sweden – which forced him to perform the rest of the show while sat in a chair.

At the time, he said on stage: ““I think I just broke my leg.

“I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg. And then I’m going to come back.

“You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters – we’re going to come back and finish the show.”

He quickly lost his balance

He performed the rest of the tour dates while sat in a throne – but it meant that the Foos headline slot at Glastonbury in 2017 had to be cancelled, with the slot being filled by Florence and the Machine.

The singer pranked fans when the band returned to Sweden in 2015 by getting a stuntman to pretend to fall off stage.
Grohl exclusively revealed to The Sun in 2017 that he ‘fell into depression’ after the injury. 

The former Nirvana drummer said: “I didn’t just snap the bone, I dislocated it and tore all the ligaments.

They headlined Glastonbury two years after lead singer, David Grohl, fell 12 feet off the stage and broke his leg
They headlined Glastonbury two years after lead singer, Dave Grohl, fell 12 feet off a stage and broke his leg
2015 Paul Bergen

“But we had 60 more shows and after I came out of surgery we sat in my hotel room and had a meeting to decide what to do.

“Everyone wanted to make sure. I was OK and that we weren’t pushing it too hard, so I said what would it be like if I had to sit in a ridiculous f***ing throne every night and play to thousands of people?

“To me it was fresh and exciting and though I couldn’t walk and it was a bit uncomfortable, it was fun for the band.”

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