Franz Ferdinand
[Photo by: Domino Records/David Edwards]

It looks like Franz Ferdinand will have to continue their European/UK tour without drummer Paul Thomson. According to the band’s Twitter, Thomson was injured by an “ugly piece of art” after it fell in a hotel lobby.

You can read the band’s full statement below.

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The band revealed Thomson had his finger “crushed” when a piece of art fell from the wall of a hotel in Casablanco, Morocco.

Due to the “intense pain” caused by the injury, Thomson is unable to continue the tour. The band announced he would be replaced in upcoming shows by Mike Evans.

“We’re sad to say that Paul’s finger was crushed by an ugly piece of art which fell from the wall of a hotel lobby in Casablanca,” the band states on Twitter. “The bone has splintered into small pieces and he is unable to hold a drumstick without experiencing intense pain.”

They continue, “Paul will be unable to continue this tour while it heals. We are happy to welcome our friend Mike Evans who will stand in for him temporarily.”


Fans quickly sent Thomson their well wishes while welcoming Evans.


We’re wishing a speedy recovery to Thomson!

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