June 13, 2015
Gutsy performances deserve all the applause they're given. Usually, it happens when athletes play through injuries. Take LeBron James against the Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. A gash in his head was glued shut so he could keep playing, and yes, the Cavs lost, by a lot, but it's still admirable.
Musicians should get their due credit for performing through mishaps on stage, too. On Friday night, two songs into a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Foo Fighters' singer and guitarist Dave Grohl fell off the stage and fractured his leg.
Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing. pic.twitter.com/BXvuxIfVEv— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 12, 2015
Many others would probably have called it a night right then and there, but Grohl's appreciation for fans and fascination with heroism prevented him from walking away.
It's not always the case. In 2008, a drunk fan at an Oasis concert in Toronto infamously jumped on stage and shoved Noel Gallagher (right around 1:30 mark), breaking three of his ribs. That show did not go on, though to be fair, singing with broken ribs just isn't going to happen.
The Foo Fighters have canceled two shows in Europe as a result of Grohl's injury, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Even so, Grohl's decision to take the injury in stride and return to the stage speaks volumes to his commitment as a musician.
With that in mind, here's a video counting down the top 10 concert tragedies and mishaps.