Damon Albarn Reveals That Del the Funky Homosapien Fractured Ribs, Punctured Lungs in Stage Fall

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Gorillaz collaborator rapper Del The Funky Homosapien is still hospitalized due to fractured ribs and damaged lungs from a July 7 stage fall during the group's set at Denmark's Roskilde Festival, according to Damon Albarn. The Gorillaz co-creator revealed the news during an interview with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson on Wednesday (July 11), when he said that Del has "seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other," while assuring fans that the rapper will be fine. 

Albarn added, “it was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate. When he fell down, I was looking at him like, come on get up there are 80,000 people out there and we need to finish. I thought he was going to be okay… But he really wasn't.”

Del shared a video on Twitter Thursday morning (July 12) in which he says that he "might be released [today].”

The entire interview is available to stream here.