SLADE GUITARIST DAVE HILL BREAKS ELBOW AFTER BEING KNOCKED DOWN BY CYCLIST 29th December 2016
So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody's having fun, apart from Slade guitarist Dave Hill who has suffered a broken elbow after being knocked down by a cyclist on Brighton seafront.
Dave was in Brighton with the current version of Slade who had performed the night before at the Concorde 2 on the last date of their Christmas 2016 tour and the 70-year-old had left The Grand for a morning stroll along the promenade when the accident took place.
A statement on Slade's official website said:
"Unfortunately, shows due to take place in January and February 2017 have had to be cancelled.
"Dave Hill, lead guitarist, has fractured his elbow after he collided with a cyclist whilst out walking in Brighton on 23rd December.
"Further details will be posted in January.
"If you would like to send Get Well wishes please email email@example.com"
Agent Abbie Carter added: "Hopefully it isn't too serious. It looks like a clean break and Dave will be back performing in a couple of months.
"He's chomping at the bit to get back performing again."
'Merry Xmas Everybody' was Slade's best-selling single, released at the peak of their popularity, and sold over a million copies upon its first release. It is Slade's last number one single, and by far their most successful.Merry Xmas Everybody" was Slade's best-selling single, released at the peak of their popularity, and sold over a million copies upon its first release. It is Slade's last number-one single, and by far their most successful.