Axl Rose Falls Over During London Gig

4 July 2023 | 9:48 am | Mary Varvaris

"Hopefully, I’ve got all the slip and sliding out of the way...”

Guns N' Roses live @ QSAC

Guns N' Roses live @ QSAC (Credit: Markus Ravik)

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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fell over on stage while the band performed at London’s Hyde Park on Friday (30 June), but he remained in good spirits through it all.

Singing the Use Your Illusion number Bad Obsession, Rose stumbled backwards quicker than he should have, falling briefly before getting back up, shaking it off and performing the rest of the song.

Seemingly injury free and in a good mood, Rose quipped, “I don’t want to jinx it, but hopefully, I’ve got all the slip and sliding out of the way.”

You can watch footage of the moment below.

Last week, Guns N’ Roses addressed critics who were less than impressed with the band’s Glastonbury headlining set on Saturday, 25 June, and aimed at the BBC, who they blamed for sound issues on the live television stream of their performance.

In a statement issued to Wales Online (via Loudwire), a spokesperson for the band said about the sound quality issues on the television stream of Glastonbury, “Axl was in top form last night. We have dug deep into the matter, and it appears the broadcast had issues being played on certain TVs like UHDs,” the spokesperson said.

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“This was an unfortunate issue that the mix played through these TVs sounded so poorly; however, it was not the band’s fault but the BBC’s.”

In December, Rose promised to stop throwing microphones into the audience after accidentally injuring a fan at their Adelaide show.

The Sweet Child O' Mine singer wrote on social media, “It's come to my attention that a fan may have been hurt at our show in Adelaide, Australia, possibly being hit by the microphone at the end of the show when I traditionally toss the mic to the fans.”

He added, “If true, obviously we don't want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in anyway hurt anyone at any of our show anywhere. 

“Having tossed the mic at the end of our show for over 30 years, we always felt it was a known part of the very end of our performance that fans wanted and were aware of to have an opportunity to catch the mic.”

In the interest of public safety, the long-standing Guns N' Roses concert tradition has ended. “Regardless, in the interest of public safety from now on, we'll refrain from tossing the mic or anything to fans during or at our performances,” Rose said.