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Dave Grohl can’t stop playing guitar, even after he breaks his leg on stage

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The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl doesn't let a little thing like a broken leg keep him from rocking out. After tumbling into the security pit during the second song of their set in Gothenburg, Sweden on Friday, Grohl grabbed the mic and said, "I think I just broke my leg." After a pause, he reiterated, "I think I really broke my leg."

But it didn't faze him. "You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we're gonna come back and finish this show." He added, "But right now, I'm gonna go to the hospital, I'm gonna fix my leg. But then I'm gonna come back, and we're gonna play for you again! I'm so sorry!"

Sure enough, after an hour or so of the band playing cover songs to pass the time, Grohl was carried back on stage and placed in a chair. His right leg was wrapped in a cast up to his knee, but Grohl grabbed his guitar and joined in. And then he continued on to play for two-and-a-half hours more. He even stood up with crutches at a few points while playing guitar and singing, if it all weren't impressive enough.

It turns out Grohl didn't actually go to the hospital during the set — he was temporarily attended to by on-site medical staff before heading to the hospital after the show. On the Foo Fighters' official website, the band confirmed that Grohl "had sustained at least one fracture." The band's next two shows, at the Pinkpop Festival on June 14th and in St. Gallen, Switzerland on June 16th have been cancelled as a result of the incident, but all we what to know is just what kind of painkillers Grohl is taking.