The all-too common curse of England's top footballers - the dreaded fractured metatarsal - has now struck down your favourite psychedelic pop warrior, Paul Steel.
At his recent Electric Ballroom gig in London, Mr Steel was enthusiastically closing the set with a storming version of live favourite "Raygun" when he landed awkwardly on his foot. Although he braved it out until the end of the show, it was clear something was wrong and after a trip to the hospital two fractures of the 5th metatarsal on his left foot were confirmed.
Unfortunately, this now means that the rest of Paul's upcoming autumn gigs have now been cancelled.
Here's Paul Steel, explaining the disappointing situation in his own words:
"I'm really really sorry to everyone who bought tickets and anyone who wanted to go. The band and I are gutted we can't come and the play the tunes to you. We'll make sure the shows are rescheduled soon."
"I was quite up for roughing out, but it takes me about 5 minutes to get to my kitchen on crutches and it's exhausting. I don't think I could do the show any justice without being able to move about on-stage."
We shall endeavour to reschedule the dates as soon as Paul is better.
Stay tuned for more details and check Paul's Myspace blog for updates on his recovery from the man himself.
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