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And thanks to his surgeon, Dr. Lew Schon, the rocker is on the road to recovery. The Foo Fighters frontman decided to repay the good doctor by giving him his fifteen minutes of fame.
Well, technically four minutes, but you know what we mean!
The 46-year-old invited his orthopedic surgeon on stage during his Boston concert on Sunday night to perform Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.
The craziest part? Dr. Schon sang the entire song all on his own, and he actually kicked butt! Who would've thought??
Dave sure seemed to be caught off guard, because after Dr. Schon left the stage, the singer exclaimed to the crowd:
"Holy sh*t, that's actually my doctor. What a badass."
Ch-ch-check out the doc's performance (below)!
As a result, the Foo Fighters were forced to cancel all of the remaining shows on their European tour.
Even though he wasn't fully recovered, this weekend the frontman made it out to perform at the Foo Fighters' 20th anniversary blowout on July 4!
The 46-year-old followed the doctor's orders to keep his leg elevated — he sat in a giant motorized throne wearing his purple cast throughout the entire concert!
Check out the video (below) to hear the musician retell the story and find out the inspiration for his throne!
Dave Grohl made headlines last week when he broke his leg in the middle of a show… but kept performing to finish out the set!
Unfortunately, now it looks like it's curtains for the rest of their European tour.
The Foo Fighters frontman had surgery on Monday, but the rest of their show dates were no match for Dave's broken bone.
On Tuesday, they announced they had no choice but to cancel their upcoming concerts, including their highly-anticipated appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
Dave even included a personal message to his fans on the band's website — that they can access by clicking the broken heart on a picture of the Operation game board.
He wrote a lengthy essay, explaining the whirlwind moment when the injury happened:
"The funniest thing happened to me the other day in Sweden! 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). That sh*t was B-R-O-K-E."
At least he has a sense of humor about the whole thing!
He also discussed his decision to continue playing, described how his surgery went, and included photos of his x-rays so fans could see exactly what happened.
It's not until the end of the letter that he starts getting serious and shares the sad news:
"It kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I'm really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I'm afraid it's just not physically possible for me at the moment. We're doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we're good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us…."
But he made sure to sincerely thank his fans for standing by him, even when he has to let them down:
"You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn't be here if it weren't for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And 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. Until then…my sincerest apologies."
Rest up, Dave! We hope you get better soon!
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Paul McCartney doesn't have to do much to dominate any stage he's performing on.
But the rocker called on the assistance of Dave Grohl Saturday night to help him perform The Beatles classic I Saw Her Standing There!
The music legend was performing at the O2 Arena in London when the Foo Fighters frontman joined him on stage and grabbed a guitar to join in — and he totally rocked out like a teenager!
This isn't the first time McCartney allowed Grohl to perform this 1963 hit with him. They sang the tune together at the 2009 Grammy Awards!
Check out the fan footage (below) to see the duo rocking out on stage!
It's late night TV nostalgia time!
After 31 years as the host of the Late Show, legendary television funny man David Letterman will be finishing his run on CBS tonight with one final farewell.
And to cap more than three decades of late night laughs, the 68-year-old TV talker is inviting his favorite band to play him off stage one last time!
Letterman has been open about his love for the Foo Fighters in the past, first having them on his show back in 2000, and the love between the comedian and band is definitely mutual!
About Letterman's career, Grohl gushed last week: