5 Seconds of Summer had to cut their London gig short on Saturday night after guitarist Michael Clifford was burnt on stage in a pyrotechnics accident.
The guitarist was apparently caught by a pyrotechnical display on the front of the stage that shot fire into the air and burned him as he walked past it.
Footage caught by fans showed smoke rising from Clifford's head after he walked past the display. He quickly rushed towards the back of the stage, grabbing a towel to treat his head.
WATCH MIKEY I HOPE HES OKAY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND IT WAS AN AMAZING SHOW pic.twitter.com/rGdlCudGGk— ☪GET WELL SOON MIKEY (@ImIn5SOSLand) June 13, 2015
A band-member later addressed the crowd to say: “Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now. He is OK,” and thanked the crowd.
Clifford tweeted a picture of himself after the show with the left side of his face in bandages, while giving a “thumbs up”, with the message: “What the f*cks up. Sorry I couldn’t finish the encore, but at least I look like two face. Thanks for worrying every1”.
No one ever wants to see your best friend in the state I saw mike backstage. He's a trooper and is ok.— Calum Hood (@Calum5SOS) June 13, 2015
Band mate Calum Hood tweeted “No one ever wants to see your best friend in the state I saw Mike backstage. He’s a trooper and is OK.”
Clifford shared the image of himself on his Instagram page to give fans an update: “Hello world. I’m doing OK :) thanks for worrying!”Reuse content