British Sea Power Hit By Injury
An ambulance was called out to British Sea Power's Leeds gig last night (January 23) after a 12 foot fall floored over-exuberant cornet player Phil Sumner.
According to reports, Sumner plunged 12 feet after he'd climbed an amp stack during the encore of 'A Rock'. The hapless musician decided to jump off but instead of landing on his feet he ended up chinning himself. The result was unconsciousness and a nasty cut.
He was then rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Suffering concussion, a broken molar and stitches to his chin, it's anticpated that Sumner will make a full recovery. How attractive he finds leaping from amps in future is anybody's guess.
This isn't the first example of ill health to have struck the band. Drummer Woody is currently recovering after slipping his disc while using a dustpan and brush.
Phew! Rock'n'roll, eh?
All being well, British Sea Power play a sold-out gig at KOKO on January 31.