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Foo Fighters’ Singer Finishes Concert with Broken Leg

dateline: 16 June 2015

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • front man: the lead of a band or show; usually the lead singer
  • remaining: the one(s) still present or available after an occurrence
  • stretcher: a temporary bed for carrying an injured person
  • crutches: long sticks used to support people who need help walking
  • confirm: to say or prove that something is certain or true

Foo Fighters’ Singer Finishes Concert with Broken Leg

In the middle of the second song at a in Sweden last weekend, Foo Fighters’ front man Dave Grohl the stage. Grohl told the crowd that he thought he had broken his leg, but to return. At Grohl’s request, drummer Taylor Hawkins and the remaining band members continued without him. About an hour later, Grohl returned to the stage on a stretcher with a bandaged leg. He fulfilled his promise and played a three-hour concert for his . He played some of the concert from a chair with his leg propped up. For other songs he stood up with crutches and sang. After the concert, confirmed that Dave Grohl had broken his leg.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Who is Dave Grohl?
  2. Why did he need medical attention this weekend?
  3. How did he fulfill his promise?

Discussion Questions: What does this incident have to do with customer service?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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