Nathan Followill, Kings Of Leon Drummer, Breaks Ribs; Band Postpones Concert
Nathan Followill, the drummer for Kings of Leon, suffered a number of broken ribs in a tour bus accident Saturday night.
Kings Of Leon Drummer Breaks Ribs
Followill had been traveling with his bandmates and brothers Caleb Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill after Kings of Leon played a show in Boston. The driver of their tour bus was forced to slam on the brakes when a pedestrian jumped in front of the vehicle, causing Nathan to incur his injuries.
“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,” read a post on the band’s Facebook page. “Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well.”
Nathan has also taken to Twitter to reassure his fans that he’s on the mend. After spotting a potential death hoax in the making, the musician posted a picture of himself very much alive in a hospital bed.
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
Saw a tweet that said I had died. Not quite, but it feels close. Who knew that you use your ribs for EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/qVXwzySqNb
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 11, 2014
Due to the accident, Kings of Leon was forced to postpone their tour stop in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sunday night to a later date and are offering refunds. Their next stop is a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night. Kings of Leon is expected to put on a show at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., Wednesday.