Róisín Murphy suffered a painful and serious accident on Saturday night during her gig at Moscow's Ikra Club.
The singer accidentally slammed her head against a chair stage prop while performing "Primitive." According to reports, the singer was rushed to the hospital where doctors found she broke her superciliary arches bone right above one of her eyes.
A fan caught it all on tape and posted it on YouTube. It is pretty horrific to watch so consider yourself warned.
It looks terribly, terribly painful. I can only imagine the pain and shock the singer must have gone through, and the panic and frenzy that followed backstage and in her rush to the hospital.
If you want to send Róisín a get well note, email it to me and I will forward it to her management. You can also leave a comment here if you like. If her label and/or management will make any formal statements about her situation and recovery, I will make sure to post it here.
Get well soon, Roisin!
UPDATE: EMI has issued an official statement about the accident. Read it after the jump.
"Singer Róisín Murphy suffered a nasty injury on stage on Saturday night (27th October) at Moscow’s Ikra Club. Whilst performing the track 'Primitive' from her hugely acclaimed new album 'Overpowered' she hit her head on a chair and severely damaged her eye socket.
She left the stage immediately and was raced straight to a Russian hospital for emergency treatment and was then flown back to the UK early on Sunday morning. Last night she had an operation under general anaesthetic to repair the damage to her eye socket and eyebrow. Fortunately, despite serious concussion and losing a lot of blood, her vision is unimpaired.
Róisín is now recovering well but her European tour dates have been cancelled for at least the next seven days as have all promotional commitments.
It is hoped that Róisín will return to the stage within a week’s time but she is under doctor's orders to rest until fully recovered so the recovery time may need to be extended. However her UK and Irish tour dates starting on 26th November should be unaffected.
The cancelled tour dates will be rescheduled for later in the year."