Del the Funky Homosapien Actually Got Hurt Pretty Bad in His Onstage Gorillaz Fall
"He's got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other," says Damon Albarn
Published Jul 11, 2018This week, Del the Funky Homosapien had quite the fall during the set by Gorillaz at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. And while we knew he went to hospital following the tumble, it turns out the rapper got banged up quite severely.
In a new interview with Damon Albarn on Matt Wilkinson's Beats 1 show [via Pitchfork], the Gorillaz leader revealed the extent of Del's injuries.
"Del is in hospital still in Roskilde," Albarn explained. "He's got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other."
All that said, Albarn said Del will be all right in the end.
"He's gonna be fine," Albarn continued. "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."
He added, "It's an awful, awful thing that I can't quite believe. I keep playing it through my head."
You can listen to the entire interview with Albarn below.
Gorillaz are currently out touring behind their new album The Now Now, and you can see their schedule here.