Zack de la Rocha Injures Leg During Rage Against the Machine Concert

de la Rocha performed the rest of the concert while seated on a monitor

Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine

Zack de la Rocha apparently injured his leg during Rage Against the Machine’s concert in Chicago on Monday.

According to Consequence correspondent Allen Halas, de la Rocha sustained the injury four songs into the band’s main set at Chicago’s United Center. He was helped off stage by the band’s crew members, but after a brief break the concert resumed with de la Rocha performing while seated on a monitor. He attempted to stand up at various points, but was unable to put any weight on the leg.

“I don’t know what happened to my leg right now,” de la Rocha said after returning to the stage. “Straight up, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this fucking shit going. I can crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for you all tonight.”

After finishing the show, de la Rocha was embraced by each member of Rage, and then carried off the stage by members of the band’s crew.

Consequence has reached out to Rage Against the Machine’s representatives for more information.

Monday’s show marked only the second date of Rage Against the Machine’s long-awaited reunion tour, which officially kicked off on Saturday in East Troy, Wisconsin. It remains to be seen whether de la Rocha’s injury will impact future shows, but he could always ask Dave Grohl to pull his throne out of storage.

Update: Rage Against the Machine intend to play Tuesday night’s concert in Chicago as scheduled.

Ed. Note: Read our full review of Rage Against the Machine’s concert in Chicago here.



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