Jim James fell
offstage last night in Iowa City.
By Randy Harward
My Morning Jacket has issued a statement saying they’ll
postpone some shows due to an injury singer-guitarist Jim James sustained when
he fell from the stage during a show in Iowa City. Here’s a statement from the
As some of you may
have heard we had to cancel our show last evening in Iowa City. We were
finishing up the last few bars of “Off
The Record,” and just like any other night we were all having a great time. Jim
went to get closer to the audience on his side of the stage, and as he moved
forward to step onto the sub-woofer the lights darkened, and he inadvertently
stepped off the stage. Upon falling, he suffered traumatic injuries to his
torso, and was immediately taken to the hospital. Per the doctor’s orders, Jim
will be off the road and recovering from his injuries for the next two to three
weeks. Sadly, we must postpone the two shows in Chicago on Thursday and Friday
until further notice.
For those who attended
the Iowa City show, we would like to extend our gratitude for your
understanding and cooperation. We take our fans and performances very
seriously, and would never cancel a show unless it was absolutely necessary.
Please know that we will be making every effort to return to your fine city.
Thank you so much to
our fans for the kind sentiments and well-wishes on Jim’s behalf. We hope for
Jim’s quick recovery and to be back out on the road soon.
My Morning Jacket