5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford burnt on stage as hair catches on fire in pyrotechnics accident

The guitarist appeared to walk next to a pyrotechnical display on stage as it was shooting fire into the air

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Sunday 14 June 2015 10:52
Michael Clifford was burnt on stage in a pyrotechnics accident
Michael Clifford was burnt on stage in a pyrotechnics accident

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.

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”.

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!”

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