Belfast Telegraph

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie injures back in fall from stage at concert

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie is recovering in hospital after falling off stage and injuring his back during a gig in Switzerland.

Gillespie, 53, slipped from the stage and fell into the crowd as Primal Scream played at Swiss music festival Caribana on June 2.

A message on the official Primal Scream Twitter account thanked fans for their support on Friday.

The Scottish band tweeted: "Thanks to everyone who has asked about Bobby. We're waiting for more news, but hoping to be back on the road as soon as we get the all clear x ."

A spokesman for Gillespie told the Press Association that he could not comment on the Scottish rocker's condition.

The incident resulted in a premature end to Primal Scream's set.

Fans posted shortly after the incident to express their concern.

One person tweeted: "Bobby Gillespie fell off the stage minutes ago. Looks bad. Hope he's OK."

Another said: "Bobby Gillespie just took a nasty looking tumble off the stage! Hope he's OK."

Primal Scream, formed in 1982, are promoting their 11th studio album Chaosmosis.

The band will be playing a number of tour dates in the UK this summer.


From Belfast Telegraph