ZZ Top Cancel More Dates, Reveal Dusty Hill Injury Details (A Top Story)
The band's dates through May 7th have now been postponed after Hill fractured his shoulder after tripping backstage at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas last Thursday night (April 14th).
The group's manager provided the following details, "Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of Thursday's show. It was very dark back there and the step - really a half-step - wasn't lit so there's no way he could've seen it.
"We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could've prevented this, but that's water under the bridge. What's important now is that Dusty and his medical team to do what's necessary for a complete recovery."
Hill adds, "My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. I'm not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they're doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we've received. We're determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and to see you soon!"
The band will soon announce the rescheduled dates for the postponed shows in Shreveport, LA; Biloxi, MS; Lake Charles, LA; Chattanooga, TN; Augusta, GA; Atlanta, GA; Sarasota, FL; Naples, FL; Clearwater, FL; and Shawnee, OK. -