Australian musician Nick Cave sought assistance from Landspitali’s emergency room last night after taking a spill during his performance at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
Festival organiser Tómas Young told RÚV that Cave tumbled off the stage while performing Jubilee Street, but he re-appeared on stage 30 seconds later and finished his set as if nothing had gone wrong.
However, after the 3 hour performance Cave was taken to the hospital where he was examined and given some painkillers. He is badly bruised, but otherwise fine.
Incidentally, Cave fell from a ramp that was constructed at his own request so that he could get closer to the audience during his set.
Approximately 3000 people attended the 3-day festival at the old military base in Keflavík.