Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a tour bus accident last night, following a show in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday night.
A pedestrian, apparently jumped in front of the tour bus, causing the driver to screech on the brakes, sending all the bus passengers flying.
The group posted on their Facebook, “The band was en route to their hotel after their show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop short, injuring Nathan Followill,” the statement said.
Nathan Followill was hospitalised with broken ribs and the band had to postpone their Sunday August 10th show in Saratoga Springs, New York. “Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well,” they said.
Nathan took to twitter to thank all the fans for their well wishes and support. “Thank you for all of the get well soons. I’m a little banged up but will be back better than ever,” he wrote.
Thank you for all of the get well soons. I’m a little banged up but will be back better than ever.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 10, 2014
The following morning, Nathan’s brother, bassist Jared Followill, tweeted about the incident. “So sad this a.m,” Jared wrote. “Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. #GetWellNate.”
So sad this a.m.. Bus accident last night. Nathan has broken ribs. This was the most fun tour in a while. We’ll be back ASAP. #GetWellNate
— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) August 10, 2014
Kings Of Leon are currently touring in support of their 2013 album Mechanical Bull. The band are scheduled to play the “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on August 12th, but it’s not known if they will be able to perform, in light of Nathan’s injuries.