Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha recently suffered an injury to his leg during the second concert of the band’s reunion tour Monday night, July 11 in Chicago, Illinois as per the reports. As a result of the injury, De La Rocha performed multiple songs while seated on a monitor, and was carried out at the end of the show after being unable to walk. Zack De La Rocha performed with the injury.
A short time later, De La Rocha told the crowd: “I don’t know what happened to my leg right now, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this fu**in’ shit goin’. If I have to crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for y’all tonight. We came too fu**in’ far.”
De La Rocha then reportedly attempted to stand at various points during the remainder of the set but was unable to put any weight on the injured leg. The singer ended up being carried off the stage at the end of the concert.
Tom Morello was concerned with the injury
The unfortunate incident apparently transpired four songs into Rage Against The Machine’s set at the United Center, while Zack and his bandmates were performing “Bullet In The Head”, a classic song from the group’s 1992 self-titled debut album.
One of the fans posted a video clip of Rocha getting carried out after the show concluded. Fans said Tom Morello and Tim Commerford looked worried about Zack for some of the set.
One user wrote: “During the show, Tom Morello was playing close to Zack and I think for the first time ever, I saw camaraderie with them. It was always rumored that they all hated each other, hence only 3 albums, hence breakups and long layoffs.
Seeing them embrace Zack, and Zack them, made me think of all they left on the table by not playing together for 20 years.”
Another wrote: “As bad as this sucks seeing him hurt, watching them hug Zack at the end brought tears to my eyes.”
A fan wrote: “He handled it like a champ. You could tell he was bummed for a couple songs but the crowd being so hyped just gave him the energy he needed to perform.”