Judas Priest Frontman Rob Halford Tumbles Off Motorcycle During Brazil Show
Judas Priest's Rob Halford took a spill from his Harley Davidson during a show in Brazil Thursday night (Sept. 15). In the fan video below, one sees the singer roll on stage like he's done hundreds of times before, but as he's stopped near stage-left, he falls from his bike like a drunk cowboy falling off his horse. Only this time the horse falls too.
It looks like Halford gets up with the help of his band and crew, and there has been no news of any injuries as a result of this zero mph accident. In the past he wasn't so lucky however. In 1990 Halford fell from his Harley as failed to avoid a stage prop. When he finally regained consciousness the show was over. That would wind up being the final time he'd play Judas Priest for over a decade.
In an interview with Hellbound, Halford explained the motorcycle bit to end the show. "The whole association with motorcycles and Judas Priest goes back to 'Hell Bent for Leather.' When we were touring in England, we thought that it would be cool if we could bring the bike on stage when we did the song."
If Halford was injured, or if the bike needs repairs, he'll have a couple of days off to mend. Judas Priest doesn't continue the South American leg of their Epitaph tour until Sept. 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.