Gorillaz Musician Endured a Life-Altering Experience While Performing Overseas


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Del the Funky Homosapien endured a life-altering experience while performing overseas with Gorillaz at the 2018 Roskilde Festival. During their performance of “Clint Eastwood,” Del tumbled off the stage and suffered significant injuries. Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn immediately sprang into action and stopped the show.

“He [Albarn] was in shock,” Del recalls. “He thought I was onstage behind him. When he turned around, I wasn’t there. He looked down and I’m in a fucking hole behind him. I’m calling to him like, ‘Please help me. Help me.’”

At this point, Del was unable to move. Subsequently, he was rushed to a Danish hospital where doctors discovered he’d not only broken several ribs but had also punctured a lung. After several weeks in Denmark, Del was finally cleared to go home.

Now back in the United States, life looks slightly different for the…


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