Foo Fighters Member Rushed To Hospital In Chicago


The Global music icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Foo Fighters were set to be the final day headline act at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but they recently confirmed that their Sunday performance was called off due to ‘unforeseen medical circumstances’. It turns out member of Foo Fighters was taken to hospital from an airport in Chicago on Thursday, which led to the cancellation of the race-day concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. This is according to The National News, who said a member was ‘rushed to the hospital.’

Foo Fighters member was hospitalized

The band were en route to the UAE to perform on the final night of the Yasalam After-Race Concert series. In an exclusive interview with The National, concert promoter John Lickrish recalled receiving the news at 2.30am UAE time on Friday. The band flew by private plane from Los Angeles to Chicago, where they would then board an Etihad Airways flight direct to Abu Dhabi.

Lickrish revealed that he thought the phone call was a confirmation that everything was going according to plan. However, that was not the case.

“It was the band’s management telling me that once the plane landed a member of the band had to be rushed to a hospital in Chicago,” he said. “My immediate reaction was to see if the person and the band were OK. Then the situation really hit me because the advance team from the Foo Fighters were already here in Abu Dhabi. The show was being set up, even the band’s gear had arrived,” added Lickrish.

The Flash Entertainment announced a no-show on their social media channels at 3pm on Saturday with an added statement from Foo Fighters: “The band apologises for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events.”

The band has not officially commented about the situation on social media as of yet.