Yesterday it was reported that Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray fell off stage while performing the band’s song “Not Falling.” Per the video footage we looked at, it was tough to tell how serious of a fall Gray had. That said, Chad Gray has recently provided an update regarding his current condition (regarding the impact of that fall).
Per his Instagram, Gray uploaded a video update about what went down. This is what he had to say:
“It seems everybody’s talking about my spill the other night. I’ve been getting a lot of love from a lot of people. I’m okay. I’m still fuckin’ hurtin’. But a lot of people have reached out to me personally; a lot of people sending me well wishes online. I appreciate it very much.
“I just want you to know that it’s not like I walked out there and fuckin’ slipped on a banana peel or something and fell into the crowd. It was absolutely my intention to get out there and get down in your face and lay on ya and lean into ya and scream and have you scream back at me. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of any show that I ever play, is getting that close with you guys.
“What happened was… So I basically walk to the down stage edge of the stage, and I step across and I put my foot on top of the barricade. When I’m on the stage, there’s about five feet underneath me from where my feet are at to the ground, so I’m even higher, my head and shit. So, yeah, it’s probably four or five feet. So what happened was I stepped out, the crowd surged forward, pushed my foot off backwards, so my foot went straight fuckin’ down. My left foot was still on the stage — I hadn’t stepped across yet — and my whole fucking body just went ‘wham!’ like that, right on top of the barricade, right here, right across my sternum. I thought I was gonna piss my pants; it hurt so fuckin’ bad. We were ironically in the course of ‘Not Falling’, which is amazing, so I just started singing that. And I was able to sing. So I just pushed through the shit.
“It was fucking brutal. But we did it, and I got through it. I’m on day two now. I’m hoping this is the worst of it. I hope it’s kind of like lifting weights where you get sore for a couple of days. But the good news is I didn’t break a rib.”
Gray went on to say that, ultimately, he is okay and is excited to see more fans soon while on the road. We wish you a speedy recovery Chad and hope the rest of the tour goes smoothly! Below you can find the full video update from Chad Gray.
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Mudvayne are currently on the road as part of the Freaks On Parade Tour. If you want to see them live alongside Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, and Static-X, you can find all their upcoming tour dates and locations below.
7/29 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
7/30 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
7/31 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts
8/2 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
8/3 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/5 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/6 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater*
8/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/12 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/13 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena
8/14 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/18 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/20 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
8/21 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion