Published Jul 29, 2013The reunited incarnation of New Order have been touring in North America, and with a few gigs left on the trip, frontman Bernard Sumner has broken his leg. Trooper that he is, though, the band will be pressing ahead without cancelling any shows.
Sumner didn't reveal exactly how he incurred the injury, but he described it in a statement as a "fracture," rather than a full-blown break. Even though the band won't be axing any performances, Sumner admitted that he will be in pain on stage and is "physically unable to give it my all."
It's unclear whether Sumner only just got injured, or if he's been in pain for some time and only now got diagnosed. In any case, his full statement is below. Scroll past that to check out New Order's tour schedule, which includes a Canadian show at Osheaga in Montreal.
I have just been diagnosed with a bone fracture in my leg. Don't worry I'm not going to cancel the North American tour. I wouldn't do that. It just means that when I go on stage I am in pain and physically unable to give it my all. It's frustrating and makes performing very difficult but I'm doing the best that I can and ask for your understanding of the situation. As I was leaving a hotel one of the doormen said "Break a leg" apparently that's just what I have done ouch! Thank you I hope y'all still enjoy the shows.
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07/28 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/31 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
08/02 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/04 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival