Foo Fighters Prank Crowd In Sweden As Dave Grohl Pretends To Break Leg

It was almost three years ago in Gothenburg, Sweden that Dave Grohl - frontman of Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana - fell while playing a gig and broke his leg. And guess what? He did the same thing again last night - check it out.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that, in fact, the man who fell off the stage in Sweden last night wasn't Dave, but a lookalike, and it was all part of a prank pulled by the band to make fun of themselves for the original incident - and to fool the crowd. Bantz.

Credit: Foo Fighters
Credit: Foo Fighters

The crowd at Ullevi Stadium cheered as the rockers took to the stage one by one, and as smoke begins to fill the air, a man with long hair, sunglasses and a guitar who looked suspiciously like the frontman, confidently ran onstage and down one of the catwalks leading off of it into the audience.

But then, as he turned around, he stumbled, pitching forward and over into the space between the audience and the stage. It all looks very real and natural so we can only guess and hope that he was a professional stuntman.

You can see in the video that a few of those in the front row are a little bit worried, but they soon realise it was all a practical joke when the real Dave emerges from the sidelines to massive applause - and relief.

It's just another example of how down-to-earth the singer, who is often called the nicest man in rock, really is. And let's be honest - it's decent to see someone as famous as he is not take themselves too seriously.

After the prank, the band began their show, with a 21-song set that included hits like 'All My Life', 'Learn To Fly', 'My Hero' and 'Monkey Wrench' as well as a medley of covers that took in Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust'. John Lennon's 'Imagine', Van Halen's 'Jump' and the Ramones' 'Blitzkrieg Bop'. They also covered Queen's 'Under Pressure' in full.

Hopefully Dave's double didn't suffer the same fate as the main man himself.

Featured Image Credit: Foo Fighters

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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