JAMES singer Tim Booth has seriously injured his neck and the band have had to call off their six-week American tour and cancel their festival appearances at V97 and T In The Park.
Booth hurt his neck during the band’s first date in Vancouver (April 30).Despite doctors’ advice to pace himself, due to previous neck problems, Tim gave his usual vigorous performance and ruptured a disc in his neck. This,in turn, is pressing on a nerve, causing severe pain.
The rest of James have now flown home, but Booth has stayed onto be treated by the San Francisco 49ers’ football team neck specialist. He has been told to remain horizontal for at least seven days, and not to perform onstage for at least six weeks.
However,the organisers of this year’s Lollapalooza have offered James a slot after hearing about their tour cancellation.
The band “deeply regret” the cancellations, but have managed to take four days off from Lollapalooza to perform at Glastonbury as planned. They also hope to join the Reading bill at the end of August.