Muse have been forced to cancel a number of shows on their US tour after frontman Matt Bellamy suffered a gruesome (well, bloody) injury onstage in Atlanta.
Describing the incident one fan has told NME: “During their fifth song he smashed his face into his guitar. I noticed something was wrong immediately because he leaned over to his roadie and pointed to his mouth, then I looked and it looked as if someone was pouring a water bottle down his face constantly, but it was blood. He kept spitting up more and more blood until he started to sing, and before he could finish the first few lines he quickly removed his guitar and only said: ‘I can’t sing, I’ve fucked my face up!’ and they all rushed off stage.”
The rest of the band returned to the stage a few minutes later to explain they couldn’t continue. A subsequent statement confirmed a Philadelphia gig had been cancelled and a decision on other up coming dates was yet to be made.
A spokesman for Muse said: “The band were forced to abandon their show in the Cotton Club, Atlanta when Matt badly injured his mouth during the set. He was taken to hospital and received stitches. Matt’s expecting further medical advice. Shows are unfortunately on temporary hold. The band are obviously very disappointed but looking forward to carrying on their new tour of the States as soon as possible.”Powered by Sidelines