Midnight Oil have issued a statement ensuring that the tour will continue as normal despite guitarist and keyboardist Jim Moginie’s injury.
He slipped during a performance at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, tearing his hamstring, and while the statement describes it as a “debilitating injury” he will continue to play the rest of the tour.
“MRI tests today revealed that Jim has a hamstring avulsion; a debilitating injury where the hamstring tendon is completely detached from the bone,” the statement reads.
“As such he will need to remain seated throughout the show instead of standing for his guitar songs as would otherwise have been the case.”
The band are scheduled to play this Saturday at Sydney’s The Domain which will be the first show since the accident.
They are currently in the midst of ‘The Great Circle’ world tour and have four shows remaining in Australia.
Read the full statement below.
An update on Jim Moginie and Midnight Oil’s Sat 11 Nov show in Sydney. pic.twitter.com/AxNRQlF3Eb
— Midnight Oil (@midnightoilband) November 9, 2017