When Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg while performing in Sweden this past June, it almost spelled doom for the many fans who were hoping to see him this summer. Despite the injury, the Sonic Highways mastermind has tried to play as many shows as possible while nursing back to health. Part of why the Foos are still tearing down stadium shows is thanks to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew C. Schon, who treated Dave following his injury. So, how does someone who’s rock royalty repay someone like Dr. Schon? (Well, besides real money?) He invites him onstage to perform, of course.
During the Foo Fighters show at Fenway Park in Boston, the good doctor was asked to come on stage to perform a rousing cover of The White Stripes eternal hit, “Seven Nation Army.” And while he won’t be stealing Jack White’s job anytime soon, he does a pretty good job for a normal guy. He at least had one superfan in Dave, who was going crazy in the background while on guitar. According to Rolling Stone, Dave shouted after the performance: “Holy sh*t! That’s actually my doctor!”
Yeah, that would be a pretty cool thing for just an everyday surgeon to do, but only after a successful operation. I wouldn’t want to go to a show, and then see the same dude who was covering “The Hardest Button to Button” reconstructing my knee.
(via Rolling Stone)