Wolfgang Van Halen, son of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, performed his band Mammoth WVH‘s show in Huntsville, Alabama, in a seated position after spraining his ankle in a tour bus accident.
“Ate sh*t walking off the bus this morning and sprained the f*ck outta my ankle. Now I gotta rock this boot for four to six weeks,” Wolfgang tweeted along with a picture of his leg in a protective boot.
“Looks like this boot’s gonna get some show experience,” he continued, determined not to let the injury hinder the band’s imminent show. “We’ll see you tonight Huntsville.”
Van Halen noted that he would be playing upcoming concerts like Foo Fighters‘ frontman Dave Grohl, who performed at a series of concerts from a custom-built throne after breaking his leg in 2016. Axl Rose later used the same throne when he sustained his own leg injury at Guns N’ Roses‘ first reunion show the same year.
“Looks like I’m gonna be Dave Grohl-ing it tonight, folks. Be patient with me,” he tweeted.
After the performance, Van Halen shared a picture of his swollen leg. “Never done that before, but we pulled it off!” he wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to Huntsville for making it such a special show! Also, check out how f*cked my ankle is.”
(Photo: Travis Shin)
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