Machine Gun Kelly postpones concerts after injury on movie set
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UPDATE: Machine Gun Kelly’s publicist provided some details about his injury and his rescheduled concerts in a statement to EW on Friday:
Machine Gun Kelly suffered a contusion and hairline fracture of the sternum/breast plate due to injuries obtained on set while shooting a fight scene on the movie Captive State for Participant Media last week. Because of these injuries and doctors orders he had to postpone (but will be rescheduling) the first three tour dates leading into the release of his 3rd studio album Bloom debuting on May 12th. The dates were postponed as he would not be able to perform at the level he is used to or that his fans have come to expect from him.
MGK has seen a doctor and is expected to making a full recovery.
He’s grateful for all of the well wishes he has received from fans and is excited to get back out on the road soon.
EARLIER: Machine Gunny Kelly has postponed three concerts after sustaining “a pretty intense chest injury” while shooting a movie last week, the rapper announced Thursday on social media.
The shows previously scheduled for Friday in Fargo, North Dakota; Saturday in Clive, Iowa; and Monday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be pushed to the end of his current U.S. run, which winds down in May.
A rep for the rapper-actor old EW on Thursday that he sustained an injury on the set of Captive State, a sci-fi film directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and also starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, and Ashton Sanders. Kelly, a.k.a. Colson Baker, completed his work on the film and does not have any broken bones, his publicist said.
Representatives for production company Participant Media did not immediately respond to request for comment.
As TMZ reported over the weekend, Kelly was forced to interrupt a concert in Florida on Saturday to seek medical assistance backstage for chest pain. He eventually returned to the stage and finished the show.
Addressing the TMZ report Monday on Instagram, Kelly said he “took some serious damage to my chest plate/ribs this week and during our 6th song last night I collapsed backstage and thought i was having a heart attack.” Kelly also tweeted Monday that he was in the hospital but would be okay, and the next day tweeted, “it feels like a f—ing knife is just stuck in the left side of my chest.”
With reporting from Gerrad Hall.