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Dave Grohl says Paul McCartney came to his rescue after breaking leg

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Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl has credited Paul McCartney with coming to his rescue after Grohl badly broke his leg during a show in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015.

Grohl told Australia's Herald Sun that it was the former Beatle who helped Grohl find medical care quickly enough that he was able to get the leg set and continue the tour after canceling just a few shows.

Grohl recalled, “He and his family basically set up my entire surgery in London after I broke my leg. It still blows my mind." Grohl was able to perform on the rest of the tour while seated atop an elaborate throne surrounded by guitars.

Grohl recalled for us how the incident went down: "Unfortunately in the heat of the moment, I wasn't really thinking about anything but rockin' Sweden's ass off, and I think we were doing that for the first seven-and-a-half minutes. And then the show came to an abrupt halt as I went over the edge. I'm surprised that this hasn't happened before, to be honest."

The former Nirvana drummer also acknowledged McCartney's musical influence, saying, "I wouldn’t be playing music if it wasn’t for Paul McCartney, because I learned how to play guitar with Beatles songbooks and playing along to Beatles records. But I also would not be walking right now if it was not for Paul McCartney. He knows some good f**king doctors.”

McCartney also plays drums on a song on the new Foos album, Concrete And Gold, which arrives on Friday (September 15th). The follow-up to 2014's Sonic Highways also features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake and more.


Check it out: Foo Fighters in concert on August 19, 2015 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Foo Fighters: August 19th, 2015

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Foo Fighters: August 19th, 2015
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Foo Fighters live on stage at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on August 19th

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