5 The Foo Fighters Ullevi, Gothenburg (June 12, 2015)
During a particularly enthusiastic performance of “Monkey Wrench” with his band, The Foo Fighters, lead singer Dave Grohl made for the edge of the stage but tripped forward and stumbled, spectacularly nose-diving from the 2.4-meter (8 ft) platform. He was trying to stand up. But his leg was broken, sadly, and he had to give up the show. Medics rushed in and placed him on a stretcher. But Grohl said to the audience before being whisked away from the stadium, “I’m going to go to the hospital, I’m going to solve my arm, and then I’m going to come back and we’re going to play for you again!”He was taken to a wild cheering ambulance and his name was chanted by the crowd. Rock’ n’ roll!
4 Michael Jackson Oslo (July 15, 1992)
The pop king was renowned for his vigorous stage presence and complicated dance routines when it came to live shows. Such an active stage show, unfortunately, means a live vocal doesn’t always sound the best. That’s why MJ used playback — where a pre-recorded vocal would be lip-synched. That’s all right and all right. Until it wasn’t. Michael started lip-synching his opening song, “Jam,” during his one and only night in Oslo, but found the vocal playback wasn’t there. The crew had to move quickly to Michael’s real live vocal, somewhat wobbly and out-of-breath, until the playback problem was resolved into the song a little further.
3 Paul McCartney Quebec (July 20, 2008)
Positioned two-thirds of the way into the mammoth live set of the ex-Beatle, “Live and Let Die” was meant to be a highlight of a concert with over 30 songs. Things didn’t go as rehearsed in Canada one night though!Obviously missing playing a note during a quiet section, McCartney looked at his drummer and took the wind out of the song’s sails by laughing audibly during the final word of the lyric “makes you give in and cry, say live and let go.” Seconds later, as if to compound this goof-up, the people in charge of pyrotechnics also missed their cue, with the spectacular fireworks coming in severe fireworks. Live, let’s go!
2 Justin Bieber Glendale, Arizona (September 29, 2012)
Love him or hate him, that Justin Bieber is a sensation of music can not be rejected. During the opening night of his tour, midway through a performance of “Out Of Town Girl,” Bieber turned from the audience and doubled before vomiting all over the stage. He rushed off as the back dancers professionally continued as if nothing was wrong. Sheepishly, a few moments later, Bieber came back. He took to social media after the show and blamed his unsettled belly for drinking too much milk before the concert. Nice!
1 Metallica Abu Dhabi (April 19, 2013)
Performing in front of so many individuals brings a lot of pressure on an artist as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett found while strumming the subdued intro on “Nothing Else Matters.” After hitting several bum notes, he stopped playing, went up to the microphone and addressed the metal-loving crowd: “My hands are really sweaty, and it’s really difficult for me to perform. So I’m going to do it again, all right?” The crowd screamed their approval, and the second time he conducted the intro perfectly!