Axl Rose Breaks Foot on Eve of Reunion Tour

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Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 5.21.47 PMNo official word on just how it happened, only a tweet from Rose with a video by his surgeon explaining the injury. But the show must and Guns N’ Roses will go on tonight (4/8) and Saturday evening at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

The skinny is that the Gn’R frontman slipped onstage during “Mr. Brownstone” at last Friday’s (4/1) warm-up club show at Hollywood’s Troubadour and fractured a bone in his left foot. But trouper that he is, Rose gutted it out and finished the gig. Then he had plates and screws inserted to repair the break and is now in a cast.

Rose’s foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rachel Triche, says, “He’s having his set, I think, designed for the stage so he can perform for everyone still.” But fans obviously won’t be seeing the trademark Axl Rose stage shimmy as he sings during the remaining shows with returning Guns founders Slash and Duff McKagan at the Coachella festival in Indio, CA on April 16th and 23rd and Mexico City on the 19th and 20th. He has to keep weight off the foot for four weeks, so Rose is expected to heal before the classic hard rock superstars begin their 19-date stadium tour on June 23rd in Detroit.

There’s still no further information on Rose also fronting AC/DC to make-up canceled dates on their recent North American tour due to singer Brian Johnson’s hearing problems.

In other related Guns news, a fan with very deep pockets can now pick up a pricey bit of Gn’R memorabilia. The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday (4/7) that Slash has put his Beverly Hills villa “back on the market at $10.495 million, down from $10.995 million earlier this year.” The 10,971-square-foot, seven bedroom/6.5 bath home has many of the requisite party hearty features one would expect in a rock star’s mansion: pool and spa, lounge with a DJ booth and stripper pole, and a skate ramp. The guitarist can obviously afford to drop the price a bit on the house and its three-quarter acre grounds in the gated Mulholland Estates community that he bought in 2009 for $7.3 million with what he stands to rake in from the summer’s reunion shows.

Tickets  for the band’s tour went on sale today, Friday, April 8th, via Live Nation.

Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour dates

June 23: Detroit, MI – Ford Field
June 26: Washington, DC – FEDEXFIELD
June 29: Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
July 1: Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
July 6: Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
July 9: Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
July 12: Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
July 14: Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
July 16: Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 19: Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 23: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
July 27: Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
July 29: Orlando, FL – Orlando Citrus Bowl
July 31: New Orleans. LA – Mercedes Benz Superdome
August 3: Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
August 5: Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
August 9: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
August 12: Seattle, WA – Century Link Field
August 15: Glendale, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
August 22: San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium

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