ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill suffered shoulder injury at Texas concert
The band have pulled several US dates up to May 7 after he tripped before the band's show at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, last Thursday (April 14). There has been no word yet whether this will affect their forthcoming appearance at this year's Glastonbury festival (22-26 June).
Carl Stubner, the band’s manager, said in a statement on their official website: “Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of Thursday’s show.
"It was very dark back there and the step – really a half-step – wasn’t lit so there’s no way he could’ve seen it. We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could’ve prevented this, but that’s water under the bridge. What’s important now is that Dusty and his medical team do what’s necessary for a complete recovery.”
ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' (Live At Montreux 2013)
Dusty Hill, offered this comment, “My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. I’m not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they’re doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We’re determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and see you soon!”