Marilyn Manson, Dave Grohl, 2 Chainz, Axl Rose, Lady Gaga & Other Artists Who Rocked Hard in Wheelchairs

Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl performs at RFK Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. 

The show must go on, even if you have a broken leg. Or in some cases, especially if you have a broken leg.

After suffering a scary injury during a show last month, shock rocker Marilyn Manson returned to the stage on Sunday night in San Bernardino, California, in a wheelchair, dressed as a hospital patient (and wielding an automatic rifle microphone, but that's a whole other story).

With this, Manson became the latest artist who hasn't let a few broken bones stand in the way of taking it to the stage. Here are 8 other acts who made it happen from a seated position.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga settled into her 24K gold wheelchair, Emma, after having emergency hip surgery in 2013.


Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl

Also in 2015, Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl fell off stage in Sweden and broke his leg, leading to the roll-out of his incredible rock and roll throne.


Guns 'N Roses' Axl Rose

Taking a cue from his rock brethren, Guns 'N Roses singer Axl Rose toured with both AC/DC and his own band in 2016 after breaking his foot, posting up in a similarly custom rock throne.

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

Though he didn't, technically, need it, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took the stage at 1992's Reading Festival in a hospital gown, pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair as a commentary on the rumors swirling about his health at the time.

Alice in Chains' Layne Staley

Cobain might have been faking it, but his fellow departed grunge brother, Alice in Chains' Layne Staley, was not kidding around when he had to take a seat to perform back in 1992 when his band was on a run opening shows for Ozzy Osbourne.


2 Chainz

2 Chainz's broken leg was no joke. The rapper wasn't about to let a little thing like a severe break that required surgery stop him from launching his tour earlier this year, hitting the stage in a custom pink "Trap" chair that was pushed around by a sexy nurse.


So I broke my leg 11 days ago , and had surgery 10 days ago .. when I woke up from sedation the doctor told me " well looks like your gonna have to cancel your tour " so I told him maybe it means God wants me to use my mind and be creative ! So after all the morphine and pains meds wore off I called management and said somebody find me a " pink wheelchair " I can't let my fans down besides I'm passionate about this shit !! Tucson, Arizona thank you for supporting me and rocking with the campaign !! Show was legend !! If you look up resilient in the Webster dictionary it's gone be a picture of me rocking a fucking show in a pink wheelchair !! Remember never let anyone or anything get in the way of you being great ! If I can do it you can too ----

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Andrew W.K.

On tour in support of his album The Wolf in 2003, notorious party animal Andrew W.K. broke his foot on stage during a show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and, not wanting to let his fans down, stayed after the show to sign autographs from the back on the ambulance before resuming the rest of the tour in a wheelchair.


Jessie J

Jessie J was riding high in 2011, that is until she broke her foot and wound up in a walking boot. Not wanting to miss out on her gig at that year's MTV VMAs, she slathered it in some Swarovski crystals and performed on the show.



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