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Del The Funky Homosapien “doing alright” after Gorillaz stage fall

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2018


Gorillaz abruptly ended their headline set at the Roskilde festival in Denmark on Saturday after rapper Del The Funky Homosapien fell off the stage. He assured fans yesterday that he’s “doing alright”, although he remains in hospital.

The incident occurred at the start of the final song of the show, ‘Clint Eastwood’, with the rapper falling off the stage mid-way through the first verse. The band continued playing, but stopped when it became apparent that he was seriously hurt.

“Thank you so much for a beautiful, beautiful night”, Damon Albarn said to the audience. “Unfortunately, we’ve had a… I don’t know yet”.

In a statement, festival organisers said: “Unfortunately, Del The Funky Homosapien fell from the stage during the last number of Gorillaz’s performance. He was seen on site by a doctor and went to the hospital for further investigation. He’s conscious and talking to his team. We hope he recovers quickly and wish him a speedy recovery”.

The rapper himself posted on Facebook yesterday: “Thank you all for the love! I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit, the care here is outstanding though. Much love to Gorillaz for having me out and I’ll be back soon y’all”.