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Rage In opposition to the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Has a Torn ACL

Rage In opposition to the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Has a Torn ACL

Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha Has a Torn ACL


Final month, Rage In opposition to the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha injured his leg early into the band’s live performance in Chicago — solely the second date of their long-awaited reunion tour. Whereas the band by no means shared an official analysis, de la Rocha’s buddy, the photographer Glen E. Friedman, lately revealed that the rapper tore his ACL.

“I went to see my good buddy Zack (along with his torn ACL) carry out final night time at Madison Sq. Backyard, some of the hallowed venues within the fashionable world,” Friedman wrote on Instagram. Simply as Rage In opposition to the Machine completed that fateful Chicago live performance with de la Rocha sitting down, the band accomplished the remainder of their North American tour (wrapping up tonight, August 14th, with one other present on the Backyard) with their chief seated on the entrance of the stage. Nevertheless, they had been compelled to cancel the UK/European leg of the tour, slated for August and September, “per medical steering” for the harm.

Realizing de la Rocha has a torn ACL (or anterior cruciate ligament) in his left knee explains why Rage must cancel the remainder of this yr’s tour. Whereas it’s a reasonably widespread harm that usually happens when one sustains heavy pressure on the knee, it’s additionally a painful affliction that takes months to heal, making it some of the feared accidents within the sports activities world.

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Even reduce brief, the 2022 leg of Rage In opposition to the Machine’s “Public Service Announcement” tour has been eventful: Man Fieri was seen rocking out at a pair reveals, whereas a person rushed the stage at their live performance in Toronto, inflicting a safety guard to unintentionally knock over guitarist Tom Morello in his pursuit.

de la Rocha will hopefully be wholesome by the point RATM return to street for a brand new leg of North American reveals in early 2023. Tickets can be found right here.



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