These should be good times for Axl Rose. After all, he's reuniting with "old school" Guns n' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan for the first time in over 20 years. Unfortunately, after just the first live reunion dress rehearsal in LA, Axl broke his foot. According to this video posted by his foot surgeon, Dr. Rachel Triche, on the G n' R social media sites.
Dr. Triche offers a fantastic description of Axl's injury, a displaced fracture of the 5th metatarsal bone. This is a common injury and often a challenge to heal. This is likely why he proceeded to surgery so quickly. Dr. Triche performed an Open Reductions/Internal Fixation surgery which utilizes plates and screws to hold the bone in a corrected position to make it stable and able to properly heal. He'll be in a cast for a while, but will otherwise be good to go.
The good news for Guns n' Roses fans....Axl will still be able to perform during this long-awaited reunion tour. Sure he'll have to lumber around on a cast and sit much of the time, but Dave Grohl just got through an amazing Foo Fighter's tour in the same condition! I'm sure Axl won't miss a beat during this tour.
If you slip, fall, or twist your ankle, it is possible to suffer a fracture similar to Axl Rose. You don't have to be a rock star to receive the same treatment! Visit Dr. Andrew Schneider at Tanglewood Foot Specialists for an x-ray and see if your foot is broken and if this surgery is required.