Dave Grohl Says Paul McCartney Came to His Rescue After He Broke His Leg

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Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl at the 56th Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. 

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced last month that Paul McCartney played drums on one track off the band’s new album, Concrete and Gold, and called the former Beatle “a pal.” But the rockers’ friendship goes beyond musical cameos, as Grohl recently revealed that McCartney came to his rescue after he broke his leg during a Foo show in 2015.

Grohl told Australian newspaper Herald Sun that Macca helped him find quick medical care after falling offstage in Gothenburg, Sweden, allowing the band to soldier on after just a few canceled tour dates. “He and his family basically set up my entire surgery in London after I broke my leg. It still blows my mind,” said Grohl, who finished the trek from atop an elaborate throne adorned with guitars.

The singer and guitarist also expressed his musical admiration for McCartney, as any sensible rocker would. “I wouldn’t be playing music if it wasn’t for Paul McCartney, because I learned how to play guitar with Beatles songbooks and playing along to Beatles records,” Grohl admitted. “But I also would not be walking right now if it was not for Paul McCartney. He knows some good fucking doctors.”

The Foo Fighters’ next LP, Concrete and Gold, comes out Sept. 15.