Doubts Over Midnight Oil Sydney Gig After Guitarist Injured
Fans at Midnight Oil's show in Melbourne last night at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl were shocked when the gig was cut short due to an injury sustained by one of the band members.
Lead guitarist Jim Moginie tripped and fell on stage forcing the band to wind things up earlier than expected.
Thanks from Jim for all the good wishes. He’s in good spirits but has a badly torn hamstring after slipping onstage last night. He will get further tests in hospital today to determine whether surgery is required. Next update as soon as those results are in - probably around 8pm.— Midnight Oil (@midnightoilband) November 8, 2017
Moginie took a tumble towards the end of the legendary band’s encore set and had to be escorted off stage and into an ambulance for treatment.
Thanks to all at the Myer Music Bowl tonight. Sorry for the short encore but Jim took a spill and hurt his leg at end of main set. Wishing him a quick recovery. pic.twitter.com/TNySuuJXCx— Midnight Oil (@midnightoilband) November 8, 2017
Peter Garrett then came out on stage to speak to the crowd to say that Moginie was healthy but unfortunately too injured to return to the stage.
The band then closed out the show with an unplanned acoustic performance.
The band still have four shows schedule to wind up their Great Circle 2017 World Tour, including a special Remembrance Day gig in Sydney before a return to Melbourne next week.
We will have to wait to find out how serious Moginie’s injury is, and how that may affect the remaining shows.
JONESY & AMANDA SPEAK TO PETER GARRETT