Iggy Pop Injury Forces Postponement of Stooges U.S. Tour
The Stooges have been forced to postpone an upcoming west coast U.S. tour after Iggy Pop broke two bones in his left foot. The singer sustained the damage while performing Aug. 27 at the Peninsula festival in Romania, and doctors have ordered him to rest up and refrain from hitting the stage for six to eight weeks.
“I hate this, I hate like hell to cancel or postpone anything,” Pop said in an online post. “I only saw the doctor because it hurt so f---ing much and I couldn't fix it myself. Please be patient, I am so excited about these dates on the left coast.” The Stooges promise to reschedule the trek, which was scheduled to kick off Wednesday (Sept. 7) in Los Angeles.
The injury isn't the only ailment that has impacted the Stooges camp this summer. Pop recently revealed that drummer Scott Asheton was rushed to the hospital and nearly died from an unnamed illness after the band's appearance at the Hellfest in France.
Drummer Larry Mullins (not U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr.) was called on as a temporary replacement for Asheton, who now is recuperating back in the States. "Things are looking up!" for the drummer, reports an online post on the band's website.