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5 Seconds Of Summer’s Michael Clifford burned by on stage flame thrower

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2015

5 Seconds Of Summer's Michael Clifford

5 Seconds Of Summer were forced to cut short their encore at Wembley Arena on Saturday night after the band’s Michael Clifford was burned by an on-stage flame thrower.

The band were performing their song ‘She Looks So Perfect’ at the second of three nights at the London venue when Clifford walked too close to one of the pyrotechnics shooting flames into the air and burned his hair and face. The musician later tweeted a photograph of his bandaged head, apologising for not finishing the performance.

The band returned to play the final night of their run as planned last night, ahead of which a rep for the outfit said that Clifford was “recovering well after being given the all clear by doctors” and would perform as planned.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the pyros were switched off for last night’s show.