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5 Seconds of Summer Guitarist Catches On Fire During Concert

06/15/2015
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(Radio.com) 5 Seconds of Summer were forced to cut their show at London's Wembley Arena on Saturday (June 13) night after their guitarist Michael Clifford caught on fire onstage.

Rolling Stone reports that Clifford's hair caught the flames of their pyrotechnics during their second night playing the venue while the band played their hit song, "She Looks So Perfect." A fan caught the incident on video and posted it to Twitter.

It shows a pyro misfire that seems to hit Clifford right in the head, followed by a plume of smoke. Drummer Ashton Irwin came out to tell the crowd the show would end early, saying, "Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now. Just want to say thank you so much for coming. He is OK. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much."

Clifford posted a bandaged photo of himself to Instagram with a note to let his fans know he is okay and thank them for worrying. Watch video of the accident and see the online posts here.

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