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Throne-bound Grohl returns to stage for Foo Fighters 20th anniversary show

By | Published on Monday 6 July 2015

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl returned to the stage on Saturday for the first time since breaking his leg during a performance in Sweden last month. Seated on a specially built throne, the musician played a show to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the debut Foo Fighters album on Saturday.

As previously reported, Grohl broke his leg and dislocated his ankle after falling off the stage at a show in Gothenburg in June during the second song of the set. He managed to return to finish the performance (with a doctor holding his ankle in place initially while a brace was fetched from a local hospital), but afterward the seriousness of the injury forced the cancellation of the band’s remaining European tour dates – including headline shows at Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury.

However, while in hospital Grohl apparently vowed not to miss the 20th anniversary show in Washington, DC. Bringing his audience up to speed with the story of Saturday, he explained that he’d drawn an initial idea for the throne he was now sitting on while “high as a kite” on painkillers. The design was finessed a bit after he came back down, but pretty much follows that original plan.

If you want to see what it looks like, just Google it and you’ll find lots of pictures. Which is impressive, given the contract any professional photographers would have had to sign to bring them to you.