January 21, 2015

Linkin Park was forced to cancel its January 20th show in Pittsburgh and its January 21st concert in Albany, New York after singer Chester Benningtonsuffered a leg injury requiring immediate medical attention.

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Bennington said, “I need to take the proper time to assess the severity of my injury and apologize for any disappointment this has caused. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.” Bennington was seen walking with crutches recently at a show in Indianapolis, so it appears that the injury may have gotten worse.

Bennington said he tries to keep himself in shape for the road: “I really try to work out a lot. I try to sing a lot. I don’t like to go on tour and be kind of cold, I like to go out kind of feeling a little worn out already, so I really try to push my body a little bit more intensely the few days before the first show. By the time I get to, like, my second or third show on a tour is when I start to feel like, ‘Okay, now I’ve got the rhythm.’ So I decided that if I do that before I leave, if I try to get myself a little exhausted before I go, then I’m usually pretty good.”

Bennington also performed at the show in Indianapolis using a scooter to support his leg

Although the vocalist did not specify the extent of his injury, he reportedly broke an ankle.

Fans can seek refunds at the point of purchase for the two canceled shows.


The group is expected to resume its current North American tour on Friday (January 23rd) in Atlantic City. The trek winds down on February 14th in Edmonton, Alberta.

Linkin Park is touring in support of its sixth studio album, The Hunting Party, which debuted at Number Three on the Billboard album chart when it came out last June.