The show must go on. The Voice 7 runner-up, Matt McAndrew, performed a concert Tuesday night (Aug 26) with a painful dislocated shoulder. The singer/songwriter wiped out on a skateboard hours before he was set to take the stage at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
“I did soundcheck and was on my way to get food when I decided to grab my friend’s skateboard and bomb a hill,” Matt later told Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks. “Trucks were loose; I got speed wobbles; I fell and dislocated my shoulder. I went to urgent care and got X-rays… I was supposed to go to ER, but played the show first.”
According to Yahoo’s Lyndsey Parker, who was in the audience, Matt included new songs from his upcoming Republic Records debut, songs off of his 2014 indie album, View of the Pines, and covers of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” He wound things up with his Voice coronation song, “Wasted Love,” before heading off to the ER, with the help of his sister, who sat by his side during his entire performance.
Lyndsey took a couple of videos:
Matt McAndrew talks about his dislocated shoulder at the Roxy
Matt McAndrew leaving Roxy stage with dislocated shoulder
Tweets from the show:
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