Mudvayne‘s Chad Grey have checked in with fans as follows his fall earlier this week, when he fell off the stage, ironically, while performing the song “Not Falling.” Gray reveals in his new update that he’s still “fuckin’ sore” but considers himself lucky he didn’t break a rib. “It was bloody brutal,” added the singer, who shares his commentary on the incident in the video below.
“I’m fine. I’m still in bloody pain. But a lot of people have reached out to me in person; a lot of people are sending me well wishes online. I really appreciate it,” the singer says.
“I just want you to know that it’s not like I went out there and f—ing slipped on a banana peel or something and fell into the crowd,” he continued. “It was absolutely my intention to get out there and get in your face and lay on you and lean into you and scream and make you scream back at me. That’s probably one of my favorite parts of any show , I ever play, is getting so close to you guys.”
Breaking down what happened, he explained: “What happened was… So I basically go to the edge of the stage down to the stage and I step over and put my foot on top of the barricade. When I’m on stage , there’s about five feet below me from where my feet are on the ground, so I’m even taller, my head and shit. So yeah, it’s probably four or five feet. So what happened was I stepped out, the crowd surged forward, pushed my foot off backwards, so my foot went right the hell down. My left foot was still on the stage – I hadn’t stepped over yet – and my whole messed up body just went ‘wham!’ like right on top of the barricade, right here, right above my sternum. I thought I was going to piss my pants; it hurt so damn much. We were ironically doing ‘Not Falling,’ which is great, so I just started singing it. And I was able to sing. So I just pushed through the shit.”
“It was bloody brutal,” admitted Gray. “But we did it and I got through it. I’m on day two now. I’m hoping this is the worst. I’m hoping it’s kind of like lifting weights where you’re sore for a few days. But the good news is i didn’t break a rib otherwise this tour could be over and i’d be absolutely devastated because all i wanted to do for the last two and a half years was get back out here and be with my shit. “heavy metal family around the country and hopefully soon around the world.”
Despite the pain caused by the accident, Gray says he has no plans to stop reaching out to the public. He compares the experience to taking a leap of faith, adding: “I would never stop doing that.”
The fall, which took place at a show in Tampa, Florida, can be seen up close via fan-shot video below. Gray’s post about it also got a few comments from some of his peers. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta commented: “Next time I eat shit on stage I’ll say I’m doing it in solidarity with you,” while Nothing More’s Jonny Hawkins added: “It’s a noisy waste. Way to take the hit,” with a bending. arm emoji.
The band is currently on tour with Rob Zombie. Tickets for the race are available here.
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