The Fall singer Mark E Smith wasn’t going to let another broken hip keep him off the stage last night. He performed a full set at London’s Koko club in a wheelchair only a few weeks after he broke his hip for the second time in a fall (no pun intended).
As Mog’s Charley Rogulewski pointed out, when Smith broke his hip back in 2004, he “refused to cancel gigs on a forthcoming tour promoting The Real New Fall EP, opting for the wheelchair solution, but the pain sidelined him anyway.”
Taking the stage in a wheelchair after your hip breaks for the second time is pretty punk rock, we think. Almost as cool as M.I.A.’s due date Grammy performance.