“Del is in hospital still in Roskilde. He’s got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other.”
“He’s gonna be fine,” Albarn goes on to say. “It was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate. When he fell down, I was looking at him like, come on get up there’s 80,000 people out there and we need to finish. I thought I was going to able to carry the song on. I thought he was going to be okay…. But he really wasn’t.”
The Gorillaz performance was ultimately halted after the incident occurred. Albarn concludes, “It’s an awful, awful thing that I can’t quite believe. I keep playing it through my head.”
Underground rap veteran Del The Funky Homosapien was hospitalized after falling off the stage while performing with Gorillaz at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival over the weekend, forcing the band to end the set early. “I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit,” Del confirmed in a tweet after the incident. More »
Gorillaz closed out their Roskilde Festival set slightly early after collaborator Del the Funky Homosapien fell off stage while performing “Clint Eastwood” during Gorillaz’ July 7 set at the Denmark event.
Damon Albarn thanked attendees for “a beautiful evening,” promptly stopping the set after Del’s fall. Roskilde Festival organizers issued a statement on their Facebook notifying ticket holders that Del was “conscious and talking to his team,” an announcement that Del followed with a tweet informing fans that he was okay. “I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit,” Del wrote, “the care here is outstanding though.”
Thank you all for the love! I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit, the care here is outstanding though. Much love to @gorillaz for having me out and I’ll be back soon yallpic.twitter.com/p383Mc2Qh5
Gorillaz are on tour with the Internet and Little Dragon following the release of their new album The Now Now. Last night, at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, they had to end their set after Del The Funky Homosapien fell off stage in the middle of his verse on “Clint Eastwood,” the closing … More »