Dave Grohl is seen at his hotel on June 14, 2015 in London.
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By Jack Linshi
June 17, 2015

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl opened up in a letter to fans about breaking his leg during a recent show in Sweden and apologized for having to cancel the rest of the band’s European tour dates.

Here’s what Grohl said about the moment he was injured, during a June 12 concert:

Two songs into our set at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, I made a mad dash to the right of the stage during MONKEY WRENCH to shred some tasty licks for the kids up front. It was a beautiful night, beautiful stadium, 52,000 screaming people….dream gig! Well….wait for it….I definitely shredded something (ZING!) Wound up feet first over the Edge (pun intended), dropping about 12 feet, dislocating my ankle and snapping my fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks. Whoopsie daisy. Not good. Without realizing the extent of my injuries, I stood up to get back onstage and crumbled like a sack of Joe Theismanns (look it up, kiddies).

Grohl’s fall was captured in a video that quickly went viral, while fans remained in awe that the lead singer had kept playing after the injury. Though there’s no word yet on when he’ll take the stage again, Grohl told fans to “bear with us” as he recovers.

“But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….” Grohl wrote. “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.”

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