The band revealed last night that they’d been forced to cancel their Friday night headline set after frontman Dave Grohl fractured his leg during a gig in Sweden.
Dave fell off the stage while performing the Foos’ hit Monkey Wrench on Friday. He carried on like a trooper at the time, performing while a medic HELD his leg in place.
But he then flew to London for surgery, where he was advised to rest up by doctors.
The 46-year-old wrote a heartfelt apology on the group’s website yesterday, which read: ‘So….here I am, recovering with 6 metal screws in my leg.
‘My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…
‘Which means, and 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.’
Foo Fighters have also cancelled concerts in London, Belgium and Edinburgh.
Fans have been expressing their upset online, with X Factor host Caroline, 34, writing on Instagram: ‘Gutted,’ and Laura, 30, saying: ‘Nooooo #glasto.’
Glasto’s organisers promised they’d be announcing a replacement soon. And now they have. But who is it?
It’s Florence + The Machine! They were due to perform before the Foos but have since been bumped up a spot.
Before the news was confirmed, we took a look at which other acts were rumoured. Do you think they made the right choice?
1) Taylor Swift
T-Swizzle will be in the UK next Friday. She’s due to perform in Manchester on Wednesday and is headlining BST in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday.
So, it looks like she has no plans on Glasto’s vacant night. Fancy a trip to Somerset, Tay?
However, we’re not sure how well a pop act will go down in replacement of the Foos’ rock sound.
Like Taylor, they’re also playing Hyde Park’s BST. Their concert is on Thursday, so they should be around the following evening.
Hmmm. The Strokes were *huge* in the 00s, so it’d be a great gig for reminiscing.
Okay. So this is VERY unlikely. Chris Martin et al only headlined Glasto four years ago.
But they’re Coldplay! So surely they’re always a possibility?
4) Florence + The Machine
These guys are already on the Glasto bill. In fact, they were due to perform just before the Foos.
Will they be bumped up a spot?
Blue are having *the* most amazing comeback. They headlined in 2009, but that’s long enough ago for them to return.
Plus, they’ve since released new album The Magic Whip.
Others who’ve been rumoured for the slot include Kings Of Leon, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Muse, Ed Sheeran and AC/DC.