The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl revealed why the band had to pull out of performing at the grand opening of the Fillmore New Orleans on Feb. 15 and 16. During a conversation with Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino at the Pollstar Live conference in Los Angeles, the legendary drummer and frontman explained that he finally underwent a much needed surgery roughly a week ago on his left arm.
"This is something I’ve had to deal with for a long time and it’s not the end of the world but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent," Grohl told the audience at the Beverly Hilton in California. "I knew I had to fix my arm at some point and I went ahead and did it."
"It's funny having surgery because you actually get a little bit of rest," added the Foo Fighters singer, who most recently played pre-Super Bowl show DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night pre-party concert on Feb. 2 before postponing dates until May. "Right before they wheeled me in [for surgery] the guys said ‘hey, we’re going to give you something that’s going to make you feel really good’ and I thought I finally get to take a nap.”