Muse cancelled several of their European shows this week after lead singer Matt Bellamy broke his foot. Details of how Bellamy, 34, broke his foot are not available, but he did break two bones in his right foot.
The affected shows were in Oslo, Stockholm, and Malmo, but they hope to be back on the road for the December 10th show in Helinski, Finland.
Bellamy originally joked that he "considered playing on a Segway, but the guitar gets in the way."
A statement from the band said "We're very sorry to have to announce that Muse's forthcoming shows in Oslo, Stockholm, and Malmo have been cancelled as Matt has broken two bones in his foot. The band therefore made the difficult decision to cancel these gigs as they feel that they will not be able to do justice to their live show and the fans who have bought tickets with Matt performing on crutches. Muse would like to apologize to all their fans who have tickets to these shows. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase."
Last Thursday Bellamy tweeted a photo of the X-ray with the damage, saying "Ouch! Broke my foot." He then posted a picture of himself standing with the aid of crutches while wearing an orthopedic boot on his right foot as his dog jumps to lick his hand.
"Matt's progress will be monitored over the next few days but the remaining dates on the tour are scheduled to go ahead as planned. As soon as we have any news it will be posted on the Muse website, Facebook, and Twitter," the statement also read.
Ticketholders tried to be understanding, but some were upset. "This is the third time this has happened to me. I give up. I'm never going to see Muse," wrote fan Trackerjacket on the band's site. Hejsan722 was more understanding, writing, "I'm not going to be bitter about this anymore. Still sad but it's not their fault they had to cancel. I love them anyway and I will be there when they're coming to Sweden. Because they will!"