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 a 1971 concert at London’s Rainbow venue, Zappa was pushed from the stage by a fan. His larynx was crushed and his spine damaged, keeping him in a wheelchair for almost a year.
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
The Pink Floyd bass player had a broken front tooth after a fan threw a coin at him during a mid 1960s concert.
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)
Wentz broke his foot after jumping off a stage platform onstage at the Voodoo Music Festival in 2007.
During a 1975 Canadian concert a giant stage prop (a toybox) fell onto Alice, breaking several ribs and a nasty head wound.
The U2 front man dislocated his shoulder after slipping on a wet stage during a 1987 concert in Washington DC.