Frenzal Rhomb drummer Gordy Forman showed how not to stage dive at Perth’s Amplifier Bar at the weekend.
In a twist of irony, the poor dude was trying to show a fan how to do a proper stage dive when the accident happened.
“Pretty sure if you wanna stage dive it’s simple,” he said in a video of the incident.
“Here’s a one-two-three-dive.
“Stand up here,” he said as he moved to the front of the stage and launched himself into the crowd to drunken shouts of approval.
While a face-plant would be the obvious cause of injury, it was actually the unceremonious dumping back over the crowd barrier which led to the drummer breaking his arm on the metal frame.
“Don’t break his arm, he needs that,” frontman Jay Whalley reportedly said to the crowd.
“Oh no. It’s broken right? Yeah. Come here, come here,” he said as he escorted Forman off stage.
Bassist Tom Crease took over drumming duties for the rest of the set, leaving Whalley on bass and vocals.
The band commented on the incident on Facebook today, confirming the fate of the rest of their Live Long, Prosper and Get Fucked tour dates:
You’ve got to admit, we’re pretty great at Irony. A dude in the crowd (at his 22nd Frenzal Rhomb show) tried to stage dive and he sucked. So Gordy, being the benevolent soul he is, got up from behind his drum kit to show the young gent how it’s done. Unfortunately a combination of an enthusiastic crowd, a selfless drummer and an unforgiving crowd barrier meant that Gordy’s humerus (yes, we know he’s funny but what about his arm?) landed in two pieces. Snapped in half like an drumstick. The surgeons at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, under the expert tutelage of Drew Goddard from Karnivool, superglued the offending bone back together and wrapped it in packing tape. Should be good to go in a coupla months. Until then we might have to push back the Newcastle, Wollongong and Adelaide shows because Jason still hasn’t worked out You Are Not My Friend on bass. This will also give us a bit more time to write a hit single for our upcoming album, or at least arrange to hire the dude from Def Leppard’s drumkit.