5 Seconds of Summer Guitarist 'Recovering Well' After Catching Fire at London Concert, Reps Say
The show will go on for pop band 5 Seconds of Summer. The Australian group will play its final London concert at SSE Arena on Sunday, June 14, following a pyrotechnics mishap the previous night that left guitarist Michael Clifford with burns to the head.
"Michael is recovering well after being given the all clear by doctors," a 5SOS spokesperson said in a statement to Billboard. "He will join the band on stage tonight at the SSE Arena for their third and final London show. Michael and the band would like to thank all the fans, well wishers and particularly last night's audience for their support. There will be no pyrotechnic production for the show this evening."
5SOS was performing its hit song "She Looks So Perfect" during its second night in London when Clifford's hair caught on fire, MTV reports. Watch a fan-shot clip of the incident below.
Shortly after, 5 Seconds of Summer's Ashton Irwin informed the crowd that the performance would be cut short.
"Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now," Irwin said. "Just want to say thank you so much for coming. He is OK. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much."
After the concert, Clifford tweeted a photo of his bandaged face and apologized for not being able to finish the show. "Sorry I couldnt finish the encore, but at least I look like two face," the guitarist wrote. "Thanks for worrying every1."
What the fucks up. sorry I couldnt finish the encore, but at least I look like two face. thanks for worrying every1 x pic.twitter.com/wXh9eYUsbV-- Michael Clifford (@Michael5SOS) June 13, 2015