Airbourne singer Joel O’Keeffe falls off stage, breaks a few ribs but finishes show
The legend of Airbourne‘s frontman Joel O’Keeffe as a tough as nails Aussie is certainly building exponentially with O’Keeffe‘s recent fall off a stage during a gig in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on September 22, 2016. Despite falling, breaking a few ribs and tearing a few ligaments in one of his feet, the tough as nails Aussie rocker finished the show and Airbourne have soldiered on with their tour.
Freeman Promotions‘ press release states (with slight edits):
All in the name of rock!
While shirtless, sweaty, and soloing his way through the encore of “Running Wild” at his band’s September 22 show in Kamloops, British Columbia, Airbourne lead singer and guitarist Joel O’Keeffe suffered quite the mishap.
While feverishly headbanging and slaying his instrument, the frontman fell off the stage. While O’Keeffe escaped serious injury, he did break a few ribs and tore a few ligaments in his foot.
Despite taking a nasty tumble, O’Keeffe finished the show, playing while seated in a chair.
The fall didn’t sideline the tough-as-nails O’Keeffe or his band. Airbourne haven’t canceled a single tour date nor do they plan to, proving that Airbourne have completely sold their bodies, minds, and souls to rock ‘n’ roll.
Airbourne‘s Joel O’Keeffe falling off stage in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on September 22, 2016:
During the encore of “Running Wild”, lead singer of Airbourne Joel O’Keeffe was in the middle of his guitar solo when he fell off the stage. He was badly injured, and was picked up by his crew who brought him back to the stage and held on to him (out of view) while he finished the song.
Airbourne playing “Runnin’ Wild” in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 17, 2016:
Airbourne Runnin Wild Vancouver 2016
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Airbourne‘s new album Breakin’ Outta Hell: “Airbourne will not win any points for originality on Breakin’ Outta Hell. The Aussie rockers stay well within their comfort zone but who really cares? When your “safe zone” produces simply amazing stuff, why venture into unknown territory, experiment and possibly ruin it for your fan base? Some will therefore say that Airbourne played it safe on Breakin’ Outta Hell. I say that Airbourne delivered exactly what Airbourne fans (I am going to put myself in the place of all Airbourne fans here) wanted, which is no easy feat. It’s difficult to write good to great songs over and over again — just ask any songwriter. There’s no need to say that Airbourne‘s fourth album Breakin’ Outta Hell will find itself nestled in Sleaze Roxx‘s Top Ten Albums year-end list. The only question that remains is where exactly on Sleaze Roxx‘s Top Ten Albums of 2016 that Breakin’ Outta Hell will place.”
Airbourne‘s “Rivalry” video:
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