An appetite for destruction took its toll on Axl Rose’s left foot.
The cast-clad Guns N’ Roses frontman, perched atop a flashy throne he’d borrowed from Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, powered through a broken bone to play the group’s first official reunion gig Friday.
“Do you like my furniture? A friend brought this,” Rose told the crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, according to Billboard.
A broken foot will not deter Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose.
The hard rock band’s lead vocalist broke the news on social media Friday afternoon, employing his foot-and-ankle specialist to explain the extent of his injuries, and his road to recovery, in a video clip.
Rose fractured his fifth metatarsal, the last bone on the outside of the foot, said Santa Monica-based doctor Rachel Triche. After a procedure to realign the bones, doctors inserted a plate and screws to hold them in place during the healing process.
Rose fractured his fifth metatarsal, his doctor said.
The singer won’t be able to put much weight on his foot for the next four weeks, she added.
“This is what can happen when you do something you haven’t done in nearly over 23 years,” the rock vet joked on Twitter.
This is what can happen when you do something you haven’t done in nearly over 23 years,”Internal Fixation” (ง’̀-‘́)ง https://t.co/jFTz3MQw82
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) April 8, 2016
Still, the injury won’t sideline the 54-year-old trooper, who plans to wince through the pain for the band’s April 16 and April 23 headlining shows at Coachella music festival and subsequent 20-date stadium tour.
The band staged an unexpected early reunion April 1 with a surprise warm-up show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour — the first time famously-feuding Rose and guitarist Slash performed together since a 1993 gig in Argentina.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers wrapped up their most recent tour last year, with Rose as the only founding member involved.