Dave Grohl Invites Blind 10-Year-Old Boy Onstage at Foo Fighters Concert
According to multiple reports, Grohl and co. invited a visually impaired 10-year-old boy onstage in St. Paul, MN, last Thursday (October 18). After spotting the boy and his parents in the crowd, Grohl brought them up and gave them priority seating at the side of the stage.
The 10-year-old, Owen Anderson, even got to jam with the band when Grohl handed him a Gibson guitar to play during "La Dee Da."
Initial reports on Twitter misidentified Anderson as just being "exhausted," but his mother has since revealed via Facebook that he "is in fact blind, he also has Autism, Crohn's Disease and developmental disabilities."
For what it's worth- I'm fairly certain people don't have the facts right in this @foofighters story. I was at the show in St. Paul. The kid had a red & white cane & had to be carried on stage. It seemed like he was blind, which is why Dave brought his guitar over to him to touch https://t.co/9cG3LADzWW— Christy Tornado Taylor (@christy_taylor) October 20, 2018
"He was definitely not tired, we take turns holding him up so he can dance," his mother added. "Dave Grohl and all of the crew were incredibly kind to our family."
Watch footage of Anderson and his parents making their way onstage below.
Foo Fighters continue their tour tonight with a rescheduled show in Calgary.