Broken leg won’t stop Bernard Sumner completing New Order’s US tour


Bernard Sumner has revealed he suffered a broken leg whilst on a tour of North America with New Order, but has vowed to remain in the States and complete the band’s live engagements.


“I have just been diagnosed with a bone fracture in my leg,” Sumner has said.

“Don’t worry, I’m not going to cancel the North American tour. I wouldn’t do that. It just means that when I go on stage I am in pain and physically unable to give it my all. It’s frustrating and makes performing very difficult but I’m doing the best that I can and ask for your understanding of the situation. As I was leaving a hotel one of the doormen said “Break a leg” apparently that’s just what I have done ouch! Thank you, I hope y’all still enjoy the shows.”

New Order are due to play in Boston tomorrow (July 31st), and also have dates booked in Chicago and Montreal over the coming days.

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