Dave Grohl Downs Beer Then Falls Off Stage During Foo Fighters Gig

Foo Fighters have carved a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the world.

This is in large part due to the antics of frontman Dave Grohl, who puts his all in to every show. But if you always put your all in, you're occasionally gonna be falling.

At the band's first gig of 2019 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Grohl was on typical form, interacting with the crowd and prowling the stage.

During an extended guitar solo, he strolled beyond the curtain to the front left of the stage, before hopping down and procuring himself a beer.

Clearly full of beans, Grohl placed the can atop a nearby speaker and attempted to sip from it hands free, while he continued his guitar solo. Unfortunately, his attempt at multi-tasking failed, as he knocked the tinny over with his chin and it poured down the speaker.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Shaking his head with disgust, Grohl quickly reestablished his rock n' roll credentials, picking up the can and guzzling it down.

But much like his tinny, Grohl was about to take a tumble.

As he hopped back on stage he lost balance, falling backwards onto two nearby security guards and some power cables.

Fortunately, Grohl seemed unaffected by his short trip, quickly getting back to his feet before running across the stage and resuming his guitar solo.

Fans may have feared the worst though for a second there; after all, he does have form.

During a gig in 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the frontman fell from the stage and broke his leg. After going to the hospital to receive treatment he returned to finish the gig with his leg in a cast.

However, the band had to withdraw from their headline Glastonbury spot, instead playing the festival in 2017.

Returning to Sweden last summer, the band tried to trick the crowd into thinking lightning had struck twice, as a stuntman disguised as Grohl took to the stage before promptly falling straight off.

You've got to admire his resolve. For decades now he has been rocking out in his own inimitable style, and a fall here or there isn't going to stop him. Indeed, you get the sense he'll be doing exactly the same in decades to come.

To be fair though, with his pre-gig drinking ritual, it's surprising he doesn't spend every gig on his arse.

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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