Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie injures his back in fall from stage at Swiss music festival


Common People Festival 2016 - Day 1

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie is recovering in hospital after falling off the stage and injuring his back during a gig in Switzerland.

Bobby, 53, slipped from the stage and fell into the crowd as Primal Scream played at Swiss music festival Caribana on June 2.

Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream on stage in the UK  (Martin Rickett/PA)

A message on the official Primal Scream Twitter account thanked fans for their support on Friday.

A spokesman for the singer told the Press Association that he could not comment on the Scottish rocker's condition.

The incident resulted in a premature end to Primal Scream's set. Fans posted shortly after the incident to express their concern.

One person tweeted: "Bobby Gillespie fell off the stage minutes ago. Looks bad."

Another said: "Bobby Gillespie just took a nasty looking tumble off the stage! Hope he's OK."

Primal Scream, formed in 1982, are promoting their 11th studio album Chaosmosis. The band will be playing a number of tour dates in the UK this summer.