Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha recently tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. The tragic incident took place during the band’s July 11 concert in Chicago. The incident occurred during the fourth song of the second show on the group’s long-delayed “Public Service Announcement” reunion tour.
The band kicked off its long-delayed “Public Service Announcement” tour on July 9 in front of roughly 30,000 fans at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. Their comeback tour features support from Run The Jewels. The current tour marks the first time the reunited rap-metal quartet has hit the road together since 2011.
Zack has been performing while seated and the shows have gone off without a hitch, even though stagehands have had to carry the vocalist on and off the stage every night.
Zack De La Rocha injury has been revealed
The band has not commented on Rocha’s injury and popular photographer Glen E. Friedman revealed on Friday, August 12 that a torn ACL is to blame for Zack’s continued issues with standing on his left leg.
“I went to see my good friend Zack (with his torn ACL) perform last night at Madison Square Garden, one of the most hallowed venues in the modern world,” Friedman wrote on Instagram. “RATM sold out FIVE nights. Even having to sit during the performance Zack De La Rocha showed the world what they had been missing in all the years he had been away from this incredible group of musicians. Zack ‘brought it’ like few other ever have or ever could. Integrity, and heart, the touchstones of the most important and greatest.”
Rage Against The Machine recently called off the August and September 2022 European leg of the tour. The cancelation was forced and it comes a month after singer Zack De La Rocha appeared to injure his leg and had been performing while seated ever since.