On Stage Injuries (Part 3)


On stage musicianship can be fraught with danger. Here’s a continuing saga of accidents that have occurred at concert venues around the world.


At the climax of a 2001 Wembley Stadium concert Hansen was raised alarms aloft by his bass player. Unfortunately the musician wasn’t as strong as he thought and dropped the singer on his instrument, causing internal bruising.

Pete Townshend (The Who)

Famous for his windmill guitar technique, at a Birmingham NEC concert in 1990, Townshend impaled his hand on the instrument’s whammy bar. His hand was pierced between the fourth and fifth fingers.

Brendon Urie (Panic At The Disco)

The front man was knocked out cold after the band was welcomed to the main stage at Reading Festival 2006 with a shower of bottles.

Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons)

Klaxons frontman Jamie Reynolds broke his leg after stage-diving during their Garden Nef Festival set in Angouleme, France in July 2007 and spent several weeks in plaster.

Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

In September 2008, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher wound up in hospital with broken ribs after an over-zealous fan in Toronto ran on stage and knocked him off his feet into an amplifier.

On Stage Injuries (Part 1)

On Stage Injuries (Part 2)



7 responses to “On Stage Injuries (Part 3)

  1. That Beck one is brilliant. I’ve actually been picked up by a drunk pal on a night out who suddenly realised that he couldn’t actually manage too well… I ended up landing on my head. Ouch.

    The Panic At The Disco welcome made me chuckle. Ha!

  2. There was also the one where Keith Moon detonated a bomb inside his kick drum and permanently damaged Townshend’s hearing. Not sure if it counts as an accident though?

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