Foo Fighters cancel F1 race appearance because of a medical emergency with a bandmember. It’s all a mystery so far.

The Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at the final F1 race of the year in Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, they never made it because of some kind of “unforeseen medical issue.”

The band was on its way to Abu Dhabi. The first leg of the trip was a private jet to Chicago where they were supposed to connect with a nonstop Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi. At that point, the promoter of the gig says an unidentified member of the band was rushed to the hospital. That was when he got a message from the Foos’ management saying the group wouldn’t be able to make it. Their spot was taken by Martin Garrix and DJ Snake.

Here’s more from promoter Steve Lickrish: “It was the band’s management telling me that once the plane landed a member of the band had to be rushed to a hospital in Chicago. My immediate reaction was to see if the person and the band were OK. Then the situation really hit me because the advance team from the Foo Fighters were already here in Abu Dhabi. The show was being set up, even the band’s gear had arrived.”

Meanwhile, the Foos released a statement: “The band apologizes for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events.” That’s all they’ve had to say so far.

Meanwhile, Max Verstappen became world champion when he passed Lewis Hamilton on the final lap during some safety car controversies.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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