DAVID LEE ROTH INJURES NOSE DURING VAN HALEN ‘KIMMEL’ PERFORMANCE
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth bashed himself in the nose with a microphone stand just moments into “Panama,” the opening song of the band’s Monday night (March 30th) performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Roth told the audience, “Ladies and gentlemen, I cut my nose on the microphone. I apologize,” before he left the stage for nearly two and a half minutes to seek treatment for the injury.
The rest of the band jammed until Roth returned and they restarted their eight-song performance for a crowd of thousands on a closed-off Hollywood Boulevard. Two of the songs aired Monday night, while a second pair were scheduled to run on Tuesday’s (March 31st) show.
In addition to “Panama,” the set included “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Eruption,” “You Really Got Me,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Dance The Night Away,””Unchained” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”
The performance was Van Halen’s first on national television since Roth rejoined the band in 2007.
- Van Halen is next scheduled to appear on the Thursday (April 2nd) edition of The Ellen Degeneres Show.
- The quartet will kick off a summer/fall North American tour on July 5th in Seattle, winding down on October 2nd in Los Angeles. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Saturday (April 4th) at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.