AceShowbiz - Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has revealed he was the band member whose health emergency forced the group to axe a planned performance at the grand opening of the Fillmore New Orleans in Louisiana.
The rockers were billed to hit the stage at the revamped venue on Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, but the gigs were cancelled earlier this month, due to a "band member injury".
Grohl and his bandmates didn't go into details at the time, but now the singer has revealed he underwent a much needed surgery on his left arm last week and knew he wouldn't be fit in time.
During a conversation with Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino at the Pollstar Live conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Grohl explained, "This is something I've had to deal with for a long time and it's not the end of the world but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent. I knew I had to fix my arm at some point and I went ahead and did it."
"It's funny having surgery because you actually get a little bit of rest. Right before they wheeled me in the guys said, 'Hey, we're going to give you something that's going to make you feel really good' and I thought, 'I finally get to take a nap'."
The Foo Fighters have rescheduled the Fillmore dates to May.