Gorillaz star Del The Funky Homosapien is nursing fractured ribs and a punctured lung after falling off the stage at a gig in Denmark at the weekend.
Damon Albarn and his bandmates were headlining the Roskilde Festival on Saturday when the rapper lost his footing and tumbled off the stage.
Del has since assured fans he will be OK and now singer Albarn has updated news about Del’s condition during a Beats 1 interview, which will air on Thursday.
“Del is in hospital still in Roskilde,” he says. “He’s got seven fractured ribs and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other.
“He’s gonna be fine. It was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate.”
In fact Albarn was surprised his bandmate didn’t just clamber back up onstage and continue with the gig.
“When he fell down, I was looking at him like, ‘Come on, get up, there’s 80,000 people out there and we need to finish’,” Damon recalls. “I thought I was going to be able to carry the song on. I thought he was going to be OK. But he really wasn’t.
“He’s gonna be alright. Bless him. It’s an awful, awful thing that I can’t quite believe. I keep playing it through my head. He will get better, he’s gonna be fine.”