Del The Funky Homosapien Released From Hospital After Concert Fall Injury
UPDATE: Del The Homosapien has been released from a Denmark hospital. Earlier this month, the breakout star out the Hieroglyphics crew was seriously injured during a Gorillaz concert performance. The MC/producer underwent surgery after fracturing seven ribs and puncturing his lung.
Del updated his condition to HipHopDX. He added that he must remain the country to recover for several more days before returning home.
ORIGINAL JULY 11 STORY: Last Sunday (July 8), Del The Funky Homosapien fell off the stage at Roskilde Festival in Denmark while performing with longtime collaborators the Gorillaz. He was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital and was pronounced to be in stable condition, according to a social media update from the 30-year Rap veteran. The concert injury was captured on video by show-goers.
Now, fans of the Hieroglyphics MC and the Gorillaz are learning a little more about what happened as well as Del’s current condition. Damon Albarn of Gorillaz, during an interview with Matt Wilkinson of Beats 1, gave some insight into his longtime collaborator’s situation.
“Del [The Funky Homosapien] is in the hospital [and] still in Roskilde,” said the vocalist who was previously the front-man for Blur. “He’s got seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other.”
“He’s gonna be fine,” Albarn continued. “It was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate. When he fell down, I was looking at him like, come on get up there’s 80,000 people out there, and we need to finish. I thought I was going to able to carry the song on. I thought he was going to be okay…But he really wasn’t. It’s an awful, awful thing that I can’t quite believe. I keep playing it through my head.”
The Gorillaz just released their sixth album The Now Now. The band has worked with Del for nearly 20 years, dating back to breakthrough 2001 single “Clint Eastwood.” The song was produced by the MC’s Deltron 3030 band-mate, Dan The Automator (Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Got A Girl).
Earlier this year, D-E-L partnered with Zion I co-founder Amp Live for Gate 13, available for full stream:
Ambrosia For Heads wishes Del a speedy and full recovery.
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