HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess) — ZZ Top has postponed a slew of tour after while the band's bassist Dusty Hill recovers from a debilitating injury.
The band cancelled a series of shows last week after Hill suffered prior to the band’s concert last Thursday in Lubbock, Texas, but yesterday, ZZ Top manager Carl Stubner offered additional information about Hill's injury, noting that he had suffered from a fractured shoulder.
In a statement, Stubner said that Hill had tripped while preparing to take the stage at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock.
“It was very dark back there and the step — really a half-step — wasn’t lit so there’s no way he could’ve seen it,” Stubner said. “We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could’ve prevented this, but that’s water under the bridge.”
Following the injury, the band has pulled out of shows in Shreveport and Lake Charles, Louisiana; Biloxi, Mississippi; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; and Sarasota and Naples, Florida.
Hill said he plans to return to the road once he's recovered. ""My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. I’m not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they’re doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible,” Hill said.
The band's next scheduled appearance is a joint May 28 show with Jimmy Buffett at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. – Staff Writers