Midnight Oil Guitarist Falls On Stage During Melbourne Show
Aussie rock band Midnight Oil were performing to a crowd of fans during a concert in Melbourne last night when they suddenly had to cut the gig short.
It is believed that lead guitarist and founding band member, Jim Moginie, tripped and fell on stage at Sidney Myer Music Bowl during the encore set.
He had to be escorted from the stage and placed into an ambulance for treatment.
The Oils have since apologised for cutting their encore performance short after the 61-year-old's mishap.
"Thanks to all the Myer Music Bowl tonight. Sorry for the short encore but Jim took a spill and hurt his leg at the end of main set. Wishing him a quick recovery," the band wrote on Twitter.
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
Frontman Peter Garrett also came back on stage after the incident to tell the crowd that Mr Moginie was okay but was too injured to come back onstage.
Fans have since taken to social media to wish the guitarist well.
@jimmoginie heard you had a nasty accident! Hope you are ok! ❤️🐨🇦🇺👍— artlouisegalea (@artlouisegalea) November 8, 2017
@jimmoginie We are all thinking of you after news of your fall on stage tonight. Love and prayers for a speedy recovery! x— Antonia Turner (@AntoniaTurner70) November 8, 2017
@jimmoginie— Paul Fraumano (@LaFramage) November 8, 2017
Hope you are doing ok Jim
The band have only four shows left in their Great Circle 2017 Tour including a Remembrance Day gig in Sydney and another show in Melbourne next week.
It is not yet known if Mr Moginie's injuries will affect his participation in the rest of the shows.