Artist News

Skinner has his body and heart broken

By | Published on Friday 30 January 2009

Poor Mike Skinner needed medical treatment earlier this week after doing a spot of crowdsurfing at a gig in Cambridge. I don’t think it was one of those ‘crowd move to the side, artist lands on concrete’ situations, but rather the crowd on which he surfed were a bit brutal, leaving him punched and scratched by the experience.

A St John Ambulance rep needed to administer first aid, and such was The Streets man’s pain a proper ambulance was called.

Writing on his MySpace, Skinner said: “Seriously never known pain like it and I broke both my arms when I was younger, hardly noticing it. Some kind of tendonitis, cramping and general bodily bashing”.

It’s not been a great week for Skinner. After the physical pain of the crowd surfing in Cambridge, emotional pain after his gig at the Brixton Academy last night had to be cancelled at the last minute because of a power cut. Back on his MySpace, Skinner said he was “heartbroken” by the gig cancellation.

He wrote: “Tonight’s Brixton show has been cancelled due to a power cut. Gutted. Not sure what to say really. I was really excited, turned up and no lights in the whole building. They [venue staff] phoned the power company, who weren’t very helpful unfortunately. I’ll keep you all posted but the sight of you all outside queuing is heartbreaking”.