Dave Grohl Reveals How Bruce Springsteen Was Involved In Breaking His Leg

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During a recent Foo Fighters show in Sweden, Dave Grohl revealed how three years prior just before the show where he broke his leg, he felt pressure to match Bruce Springsteen’s performance.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s good to see you again. Look, I’ve had a few special occasions in my life: having children, there’s the wonderful moments with the band, my family, but let me tell you, this might be the weirdest fucking occasion of my entire life. I have a question, how many people have seen the Foo Fighters before? How many people saw the Foo Fighters the last time we played here? So we don’t need to talk about it, do we? No. We don’t need to talk about that.

Now look, I will tell you something, that night when we played here, before we went on, it was like this, it was a beautiful fucking night. The stars were out, and the crowd was great, it was fucking beautiful. Right before the show, somebody told me, they said, ‘Yes, Bruce Springsteen has played here before, and when Bruce Springsteen played here the foundation of the building cracked because the show was so great, so you better do something very special tonight.’

I was like, ‘Okay.’ So I did. Let me tell you, the night we had here three years ago, that night changed our band forever because we realized that night we were playing against a crazy fucking obstacle. If it weren’t for you people, we would have just fucking gone home, but when I was back there, I thought no no no, we have to finish because of all of you beautiful people here to see the music.”